CJ has freedom to make changes in ToRs: PM

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said he and his family have presented themselves before the Supreme Court for accountability and that “the chief justice can change the terms of reference of judicial investigations, if he so desires”.

The prime minister, responding to slew of media questions at the Governor’s House on Saturday, said “We will extend all-out cooperation to the Supreme Court in investigations (into Panama leaks) in which manner it wishes to conduct”.

Nawaz also talked about dispatching the terms of reference to the chief justice of Pakistan to set up a judicial commission and “the chief justice can make changes in them”.

“The chief justice, if he wishes, could start investigations into the Panama leaks with his family,” he said boldly.

But he did admit he and his family had already faced accountability since the 1990s.

He then attempted to justify himself by claiming that in the past, the government did target him but “found nothing wrong”.