Supreme Court reserves verdict on Panama JIT report


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Fri reserved its judgment in Panama implementation case when hearing arguments of all parties on Joint Investigation Team report submitted last week.

The date to issue the judgment are going to be proclaimed later.

Earlier, the apex court on Fri reviewed Volume X of ultimate report submitted by the Joint Investigation Team, that was earlier unbroken secret on JIT’s request.

Soon when the three-member special implementation bench resumed hearing of the Panama Papers case, the court summoned the JIT report’s volume ten within the court and opened it for reviewing the documents.

The court conjointly gave the quantity X to Khawaja Haris, the counsel of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked him to look at specific sections of the aforementioned volume.

It was fifth consecutive hearing when the JIT report was submitted on July ten.

The bench determined that it’ll operate strictly inside the remits of the law and not trample anyone’s individual rights.

Salman Akram Raja, the counsel of PM Nawaz Sharif kids, aforementioned they might not even consider submitting false documents to the court, adding that it had been a clerical mistake from his forerunner Akram Shaikh workplace that LED to a confusion of dates relating to possession of offshore firms by the premier’s kids.

He well-read the bench that there have been many law corporations in London that operate Saturdays, to that the bench in agreement.

PM’s Disqualification

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsen determined that the bench is already considering the disqualification issue of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. On arguments of the counsel, Justice Azmat remarked that ‘we guarantee you that we’ll review this matter’.

The bench was conjointly of the read that place holder is responsible thanks to his position.

Earlier, in his remarks, Justice Azmat Saeed Shaikh remarked, “Everything are going to be created public and therefore the Volume ten are going to be opened.”

FIA extra Director Wajid Zia UN agency LED the JIT to compile the report, on July ten whereas submitting it to the court, had pleaded before it to not create Volume ten public, locution it’ll be used for any investigation.

Hudaibiya Paper Mills case to open up

The counsel of NAB told the bench that the bureau has currently determined to open up the Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference.

He well-read the court that the associateti-corruption body would file an attractiveness before the SC presently, difficult the choice of the urban center tribunal to shut the case.

Justice Ejaz Afzal determined that although we have a tendency to settle for that there is no case against Ishaq Dar in Hudaibiya case, there is enough material within the JIT to charge him.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is that the key person within the Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference and he, when agreeing to sign a stall statement against the Sharifs, was pardoned in 2000.

Consultative conferences

All the foremost parties convened conferences of high party leadership to mull strategy when the court over hearing and reserved the judgement.

Same bench to announce finding of fact

While reproof the media when the hearing was over, Salman Raja aforementioned identical bench would announce the decision. several legal specialists were of the read that there ar many choices before the bench as well as referring the bear on judge for formulation of another bench.

‘SC should disqualify PM’

After the defence counsels final their arguments, petitioners well-versed them by locution that the SC should decide the case itself. ruler Rashid aforementioned ‘the rulers will influence the case in an exceedingly tribunal therefore the SC either disqualify PM or set him free’.

PTI’s attorney Naeem Bukhari aforementioned that the PM had not disclosed his employment in associate offshore company Capital FZE. On this Justice Ejaz asked, is there a restriction on place holders to work?

The counsel aforementioned ‘engaging in alternative work ends up in a conflict of interest’.