CJ says solid evidence in Panama Leaks case needed

ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times)  A larger bench of the Supreme Court resumed hearing of the Panama Leaks case on Thursday.

In his remarks Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali said that solid evidence for Panama Leaks will have to be submitted in the court.

The chief justice said that till a detailed investigation is done, the court cannot give out a verdict. “An inquiry commission can carry out an investigation,” the CJ added.

Justice Azmat Saeed said that both parties claim that they bought the London flats through offshore companies. “On the other hand they are also saying that these flats belong to Hussain Nawaz.”

“The Prime Minister’s family also said that they made a steel mill in Gulf region. Additionally investment came from Qatar. As a joint business venture the London flats were bought and its trustee is Maryam Nawaz, the court was told,” Justice Azmat Saeed said.

He added that if the claims of the children of the prime minister prove true then PTI’s petition will be dismissed. “Now it is up to you Hamid Khan sahib that you pay attention to the documents submitted by the Prime Minister’s children,” he told PTI’s lawyer.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said, “You have pointed out the mistakes. Now give us documentary evidence.”

“We can not scrutiny the entire life of Nawaz Sharif,” he added.

The court adjourned the hearing till November 30.

During hearing of the Panama Leaks case, Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali said that every day they were receiving six to 10 petition. “If we begin hearing each petition the real case will be left aside.”

To this, advocate Tariq Asad said that he had filed the first petition in April.

The Chief Justice remarked that Asad had asked that the case be sent to National Accountability Bureau and Federal Investigative Agency.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) lawyer Hamid Khan said that the Prime Minister’s name had appeared in the Panama Leaks and the apex court should analyse three of the speeches he made regarding the allegations.



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