Panama Leaks: Nawaz Sharif counsel taking dangerous line of arguments, SC judge
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday resumed hearing of the Panama Leaks case during which the counsel of the prime minister continued his arguments on the three questions posed by the apex court.
These questions were: How did the prime minister’s children form the companies; from where the money came and how it was transferred; were the prime minister’s speeches true or not; and stated the issue of dependency also needs an explanation.
During the proceedings, PM’s counsel Salman Aslam Butt said after the 1999 martial law, all the records of the Sharif Family companies were seized by the military authorities and Dubai banks do not maintain records beyond five years.
To this, Justice Khose remarked, you are taking a dangerous line of arguments in defence of your client.
The PML-N leaders after the break told media that it has been established today Maryam Nawaz is not dependent on PM Nawaz Sharif and the prime minister is not the accused in this case.
State Minister CAD, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said we will present the money trail before the august court.
A five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Ameer Hani Muslim, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsen, resumed hearing in the petitions filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and others seeking a probe in the Panama Papers as well as disqualification of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif.