Pak SC to hear Panamagate case on daily basis

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 4 : The Pakistan Supreme Court has decided to conduct hearings of the Panamagate case on a daily basis.

A larger bench of the apex court, constituted by newly-appointed Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, decided that the court would not accept any further unnecessary adjournments in the case and hearing would be conducted on daily basis.

"We will not leave anything unattended," the Dawn quoted Justice Khosa as saying. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) lawyer Naeem Bokhari presented his arguments, saying that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had misguided lawmakers in a speech regarding his assets delivered earlier this year in the National Assembly following the Panama Leaks.

Bokhari informed the apex court that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, brother of PM Nawaz, had carried out transactions outside the country in London and his financial dealings should also be included in the case.

However, the court reminded Bokhari that Shahbaz Sharif not been made party in the case. The court directed Bokhari to establish whether Sharif's son, Hussain Nawaz is the owner of certain offshore companies bought before 2006.

The court also ordered the PTI counsel to prove that the Sharif family owned properties in London prior to 2006.

Justice Khosa observed that no record had been presented in the court to show that Al Thani family used to own the London flats family before the Sharif family bought them.

The judge observed that three different money trails had been presented in the apex court in regard to the purchase of the flats and ordered the PTI counsel to prove that the source of funding for the Park Lane flats.

Source: ANI