ISLAMABAD: A significant development, the Supreme court has fixed the Panama Papers case, filed by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer, Sirajul Haq, for hearing on June 9.
A two-member bench of the Supreme Court will hear the petition for investigation into Panama Papers.
The case was initially filed by Sirajul Haq in August 2016 and will now be heard by a bench comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masud and Justice Ameenuddin Khan in the coming week. The JI leader has urged the court to conduct a thorough investigation into the 436 Pakistanis whose names were mentioned in the Panama Papers.
The Panama Papers, which were first revealed in April 2016, initially exposed around 200 individuals, with an additional 400 individuals later being implicated. These individuals included prominent businessmen and politicians from Pakistan, including members of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, who were accused of establishing offshore companies in tax havens.
Notices have been issued to Attorney General Mansoor Usman Awan and other relevant parties named in the petition. This indicates that the court is actively pursuing the matter and has summoned the necessary individuals to present their arguments and evidence. The upcoming hearing on June 9 is expected to shed further light on the investigation and potential legal actions that may follow.