Panama Paper Leak Case


A larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed hearing of Panama Leaks case today on petitions by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and other parties.

The Supreme Court asked both parties to decide over the formation of a commission. The commission will comprise one judge and be able to call anyone as part of the probe.

The Chief Justice remarked that incomplete evidence had been submitted before the court. “Naeem Bukhari has submitted documents downloaded from the internet. Such documents are not admissible evidence,” he said.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that when documents are read it is evident that the prime minister’s lawyer has not answered the questions we asked. “To serve justice this matter has to be investigated,” he said.

Regarding the formation of a commission, PTI’s lawyer Naeem Bukhari asked for a day’s time, while the Prime Minister’s legal team began consultations. The Jamat-e-Islami supported decision of making a commission, adding that the Supreme Court should also formulate the Terms of Reference.

The hearing of the case has been adjourned till December 09.

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