Sharif family pleads SC not to make PTI’s additional documents part of record

Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday resumed hearing of Panamagate scandal case as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children filed a new petition against the additional documents filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The PM’s petition pleaded with the court not to allow the PTI’s additional documents to become a part to the record, and requested the court to grant 8-week’s time in case it intends to take them up.
The petition states, “The documents were submitted after our lawyers completed their arguments. Hence, they will have no time to submit their response to these documents.”
Heading a five-judge bench, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said it is a decided fact that it is not wrong to found an offshore company, adding, “But, we want to know the role of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) regarding offshore companies.”
Chairman FBR was asked to head to rostrum. He said Panama is a heaven for tax evasions and Pakistan is not in agreement with Panama to share tax details.
However, he said the board made efforts to contact the country with the help of foreign affairs ministry.


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