Pak SC likely to resume Panamagate hearing on Feb. 13

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 7 : The Pakistan Supreme Court is expected to resume the hearing of Panamagate case from February 13. Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar is likely to take the final decision tomorrow (Wednesday) in this regard, reports the Daily Times.

According to sources, the expected decision would be subjected to the recovery of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed.

The case was adjourned after Justice Saeed was shifted to the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) on February 1.

When hearing of the case was resumed on February 2, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who heads the larger bench, in the presence of three other judges said that the case is being adjourned tentatively.

After the constant observation for five days, Justice Saeed has been discharged from RIC. Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's children -Hasan and Hussain Nawaz will resume his arguments on the next date of hearing.

During the previous hearing, Raja had expressed his inability to explain the money trail for investment in the real estate business as well as the actual founder of two offshore companies Neilson and Nescoll that acquired Landon flats in 1993.

Raja had told the court that his clients had no documents that could prove who originally established the two offshore companies.

He had also said late Mian Sharif, the premier's father, had invested the money in the Qatari family's real estate business, so the record was not available with the grandchildren.

On this, Justice Khosa had remarked that the counsel was taking a big gamble by withholding evidence behind the acquisition of the four London flats.

Source: ANI