Syed Talat Hussain explained the power of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in his article published in The News on July 24, 2017.
The JIT worked as a state within state, a supra government, a policymaking institution, an intelligence agency of unlimited resources and international reach, a contract giver (after God I trust my own cousin), a mini foreign office, an internal spy network that could monitor the media and tap phones, a judge, a jury, an executioner. It was headed by the FIA, led by ISI, fed by the MI and kept its own affairs (where did its periodical and final reports go first before these were presented to the judicial bench? Hmm! More on that later, not now). It could break laws (photo leak, phone-tapping) invent fictions of its members’ lives being in danger, accuse the media of running a smear campaign and yet remain a prima donna that nobody could ask anything about its dealings.
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