Supreme Court reserves Panama case decision

Supreme Court reserves Panama case decision

ISLAMABAD: On final day of the hearing of Panamgate scandal, the Supreme Court
Thursday reserved its decision about the high-profile scam involving
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.

The court was likely to issue a brief verdict; however, it did not deliver any ruling,
instead it reserved that decision.

The court may constitute an investigation commission to look into the scandal
and examine authenticity of all documents submitted as proofs.

Representatives of both petitioners and the respondents appeared satisfied
and hopeful in today’s proceeding.

The ruling clique claims that opponents failed to produce any evidence while
opposition parties are of the view that they have done their job and now its
court’s responsibility to take action.

A five-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the case on daily basis. Other bench members are Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan.

The petitioners sought disqualification of the prime minister over the investments made in offshore companies by members of his family.

In his concluding remarks, Asif Saeed Khosa said that no short judgment is being passed. He said it is not an ordinary case. The court will consider all aspects of the case and give the judgment in accordance with the law and constitution.

During the proceedings, the apex court repeatedly raised questions on the documents and material produced before the court saying these require verification.

Responding to the points raised by Naeem Bukhari, the counsel of PTI, during the rebuttal process, the bench said it cannot dispense with the normal law of the land and undo the entire jurisprudence.

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