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Panama paper case: Pakistan Supreme Court reserves verdict

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Jul 22, 2017, 2:30 am IST
Updated Jul 22, 2017, 2:30 am IST
Federal minister for finance Ishaq Dar’s counsel and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Naeem Bokhari also put forward the party’s stance.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday reserved verdict in Panama Papers case, probing money laundering charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family after hearing arguments of both parties.

A three-member SC bench comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the case during which Prime Minister Sharif family’s lawyer Salman Akram Raja completed his arguments.

 

Federal minister for finance Ishaq Dar’s counsel and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Naeem Bokhari also put forward the party’s stance.

During the proceeding, Justice Azmat Saeed said, “We will mull over the disqualification of PM Nawaz Sharif,” adding that the court had clearly analysed everything and that we want transparency in every issue. The court remarked that Ishaq Dar failed to satisfy court over his assets however, an investigation against him can be launched. The bench further said they will announce the date for the final hearing later.

 

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