The hearing of Panama Leaks Case resumed today and PTI’s Counsel Naeem Bukhari continued his arguments before the larger bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. Naeem Bukhari said that they want the court to give verdict on disqualifying the Prime Minister, as Nawaz Sharif gave contradictory statements on the floor of Parliament and in his address to the nation. Also, the statements of Nawaz Sharif and his children differ with each other alot, Bukhari said.
Justice Azmat Saeed remarked as per Naeem Bukhari’s statement that Maryam Nawaz is dependent on Hussain Nawaz, one has to determine that when the London Flats were bought. Naeem Bukhari argued before the bench that the Sharif family has to provide evidence that the Qatari family was holding the bearer certificate before 2006. The family also has to prove that their all their dealings with Qatar’s Royal Family were according to law, the lawyer said.
AML Chief Sheikh Rasheed in his arguments said that they are only here to assist the court and the court knows quite well that what is happening. The Qatari prince is Rescue 1122 for the Sharif family in this case and the family is hiding behind this letter. His arguments were met with laughter in the courtroom, while the judges expressed their displeasure. The case has been adjourned till Thursday 12th January.
Talking to media outside the Supreme Court, PTI Spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haq said that they have submitted all the relative documents in the Supreme Court. He hoped that the nation will hear the good news soon and Panama Leaks Case will be proved as the last nail in corruption’s coffin. Fawad Chaudhary questioned the presence of PML-N Ministers in the court premises and said that they take salaries to serve people but they are defending the corruption.
State Minister for Information Maryam Aurangzeb said that PTI itself has limited the case to PM’s speech in Parliament and after the case, Imran Khan would have nowhere to hide. Talal Chaudhary mentioned that PTI’s Counsel has already accepted the defeat and Imran Khan once again failed to come up in Supreme Court along with the solid and authentic evidence.