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Security to be heightened at SC hearing for Panama Leaks

ISLAMABAD: Security at the Supreme Court will be on high alert during the hearing of the Panama Leaks case.

According to a notification issued today, apart from the petitioners and their lawyers every one else who wishes to attend the hearing will have to receive security clearance. Journalists are exempted from the rule, the notification added.

Meanwhile, everyone entering the court premises will undergo a body search.

A larger bench at the Supreme Court will hear petitions related to the Panama Leaks on November 1, a day before the expected sit of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad.

The bench will be presided by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali. Meanwhile, Justice Asif Khosa, Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Ameer Hani Muslim and Justice Aijaz ul Hasan will be part of the bench.

The Supreme Court issued notices to all parties including the Prime Minister on October 20 as it began hearing five petitions regarding the Panama Papers which have overshadowed political landscape of the country for the last several months.

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