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  Nawaz Sharif gets Supreme Court notice in Panamagate

Nawaz Sharif gets Supreme Court notice in Panamagate

Published : Oct 21, 2016, 7:00 am IST
Updated : Oct 21, 2016, 7:00 am IST

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday started hearing five petitions regarding Panama Papers disclosures relating to alleged offshore companies of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons and daughter.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday started hearing five petitions regarding Panama Papers disclosures relating to alleged offshore companies of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons and daughter.

Following the preliminary hearing, the SC issued notices to all parties, including PM Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Mohammed Safdar, Ishaq Dar, Attorney General, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and adjourned the hearing for two weeks.

 

The court issued notices to all parties, including the Mr Sharif, named in the petitions, ordering them to file replies within 15 days.

The apex court also issued notices to the federal government to come up with answers by furnishing para-wise comments on the points highlighted in the petitions.

The petitions were taken up by a three-judge Supreme Court bench, comprising of Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain.

One of the five petitions was moved by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) seeking disqualification of Mr Sharif.

Meanwhile, (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that he was satisfied with the preliminary hearing conducted by Supreme Court over Panama Leaks matter. Talking to reporters here, Mr Khan said: “Today is a big day in the history of Pakistan‘s democracy as the supreme court has summoned Mr Sharif in disqualification case.”

 

He said that SC has played its role by assuring to give justice now, National Accountability Bureau and Federal Bureau of Revenue are required to honestly investigate the issue.

Location: Pakistan, Islamabad