A five-member bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed hearing the Panama Leaks case on Tuesday.
Counsel for Jamat-e-Islami Taufeeq Asif and his assistant Sheikh Ahsan-ud-Din completed their arguments.
During the proceedings the judges expressed their displeasure when the JI counsel made an incorrect reference to Syed Zafar Ali Shah case. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed said, “You have neither read the file, nor read the verdict.”
Responding to a request Justice Asif Khosa said that should the need arise he will summon the Prime Minister.
Assistant JI Counsel told the judges that all evidence has been completed and now tough responsibility lay on their shoulders. To this the court remarked that what he was calling evidence was only ‘material’ presented in the case.
SC rejects reply submitted by Maryam Nawaz
The Supreme Court rejected a reply submitted by Maryam Nawaz in the Panama Case.
“How can you submit documents without a signature?” Justice Asif Khosa asked.
During the proceedings, Maryam Nawaz’s reply was read out. “I was married in 1992 to a serving Captain who later joined the Civil Service. My husband has been paying taxes since 1986. My husband and father were targeted in an act of revenge and my husband was terminated from service illegally.”
After tea break Tariq Advocate will begin his arguments.
Speaking to the media, outside the Supreme Court Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haque said that no gains will be made by filing a case in the Election Commission of Pakistan.
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the Panama Leaks case had reached its final phase. “Now the Prime Minister’s children will have to explain how they got rich.”
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Daniyal Aziz said that Imran Khan was being disrespectful towards institutions. “The Prime Minister was elected by the people of Pakistan thrice.”
During the proceedings on Monday, the court questioned links of the prime minister with the Sharif family’s business.