SC adjourns hearing of Panama case till tomorrow


ISLAMABAD: A special three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has adjourned hearing of the Panama Papers case till tomorrow following the submission of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report on Monday.
Counsels for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid presented their arguments during Monday’s proceedings.
PTI counsel Naeem Bukhari prayed to the court to summon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, disqualify him from Parliament and send cases against him and his family to an accountability court.
The counsel for JI argued that the premier did not speak the truth during his speech in Parliament.
Sheikh Rashid, presenting his arguments, said the nation was embarrassed to find out its prime minister is a paid employer of another company.
During proceedings, head of the bench Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan wondered if the JIT can trust the veracity of the documents.
Meanwhile, member of the bench Justice Ijazul Ahsan asked the JI counsel to inform the bench to what extent could it implement the JIT’s findings and use its authority.


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