Panamagate Case: SC completes hearing, reserves verdict

ISLAMABAD: A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa completed hearing of Panama Papers case and reserved judgement, Aaj News reported. 

Naeem Bukhari, the counsel of the PTI completed his arguments in today’s hearing.

In his remarks, the head of the bench Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said it is not an ordinary case. The court will consider its all aspects to reach a conclusion in accordance with law and the constitution.

Meanwhile, PML(N) leaders said that PTI has contested Panama Papers case politically and not legally.

Talking to media outside Supreme Court premises on Thursday, Minister for Railways Kh. Saad Rafiq said petitioners were not serious in contesting the case and tried to pressurize institutions.

He said, verdicts of the courts should be accepted in letter and spirit.

The Minister said, the best option for politicians is to take all cases before the courts of people. He said problems and differences are sorted out through dialogue and discussion and not through agitation or violence.

Daniyal Aziz said, conspiracies against democracy would die down.

After a total of 25 hearings, Supreme Court reserved its verdict today on Panama Paers case filed against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children, saying that the court will consider its all aspects to reach a conclusion.

In last hearing on Wednesday, Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali submitted his arguments, said that Sharif family took loan on foreign currency accounts.

Justice Azmat Saeed remarked that the court had not been received such arguments. He asked the Attorney General to assist the court and not become party to the case.