SC suggests to form five-member bench for Sharif family review petitions

Tuesday 12 2017 1 month ago 35   Islamabad   Print

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Report  Web Desk : ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has suggested to form a five-member bench to hear review petitions filed by Sharif family over Panama Leaks decision. A three-member bench heard the case during which, ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Salman Akram Raja argued that the Panamagate verdict was announced by five judges, how two other judges participated in it as three of them conducted its all hearings. Proceeding on the decision of five-member bench’s decision is required first, he demanded. Justice Ejaz Afzal said suppose that if we make a five-member bench in this case and the decisive judgement comes from three judges then the views of the other two judges will be of no use. The court has sent issue to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), recommending to form five-member bench for Sharif family’s review petitions. On July 28, SC five-member bench had disqualified Nawaz Sharif in Panamagate and had instructed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references. Nawaz Sharif, his children Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Safdar had filed review petitions over the decision. 02