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JIT completes probe into misconduct charges against Swati

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court-mandated Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has completed its investigation into allegations of misconduct and assets owned by Minister of Science and Technology Azam Swati.

According to reports, the JIT finalised and signed its final report on the matter.

Led by National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Rawalpindi Director General Irfan Mangi, the JIT also comprises members of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Allegations of misconduct, misuse of authority and encroachment were investigated by the apex court-mandated team.

Furthermore, the report is expected to be presented before the top court on Saturday.

The SC had taken suo notice of the IGP’s transfer during the hearing of another case related to regularisation of Bani Gala land. In subsequent hearings, the three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar formed a JIT to further probe the matter.

Swati, a senator belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), allegedly played a role in the transfer of former Islamabad police chief Jan Mohammad — an allegation over which the SC had earlier this month pondered taking action against him under Article 62 of the Constitution before forming a JIT.

On Wednesday, the federal minister was questioned for over two hours by the JIT.

The incident came to the fore following an altercation between Swati’s domestic staff and his neighbours, whose cattle had reportedly trespassed the minister’s farmhouse and caused damage to his property.

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