SC resumes hearing of Panama Papers case

Wednesday 11 January 2017 6 months ago 52   Islamabad   Print

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Report  Web desk : The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan resuming the hearing of Panama Papers case, the 5 member larger bench of the supreme court justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Ijaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Hasan-hearing the case against the family members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Bench headed by justice Asif Saeed Khosa has resumed hearing the Panama leaks case. Tehrik-e-Insaf lawyer Naeem Bukhari continues arguments his side of the case. Resuming his arguments before the Supreme Court bench in Panama Papers Case said today that the statements of the prime minister and his children are contradictory. The court is hearing the case Imran Khan, Jehangir Tarin, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Shaikh Rasheed are in attendance. Bukhari argued before the bench on Wednesday that a bearer certificate is not a prize bond, which owned by the person who is possessing it. According to the law intimation of holding the bearer certificate is necessary, the counsel said. Sharif family have to produce evidence that the Qatari family was holding the bearer certificate, Bukhari further argued. According to the family of PM, the bearer certificate was in possession of the Qatari family before 2006, they have to prove it and also give proof that their all actions were lawful, the lawyer said. The bench on Tuesday said that the Panamagate case was limited to London flats only, and if PTI tried to divert attention of the court towards a new angle, then the case would go somewhere else. Justice Ijaz Afzal questioned what is the importance of statement of Ishaq Dar. Justice Afzal continued and urged to respect and maintain dignity of the top court. he insisted Do not drag us out of our parameters. On the ownership of London flats, Bukhari said that from the first day they belonged to the Sharif family. Justice Khosa in his remarks said that he does not want to go into political matters.