ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Thursday resumed hearing into Panama Papers case wherein Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel was quizzed about Sharif family’s assets in UK and Dubai.
A five-member Bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is hearing the case on daily basis. Other bench members are Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan.
In today’s hearing, the court inquired from PM’s lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan about money trail for the London flats. He was asked to prove there were no discrepancies in the PM’s speech in the National Assembly last year.
The lawyer denied that his client had anything to do with the London flats.
The bench said in the remarks that the PM had recognised the Dubai mills and said all records are available. “Now the burden of proof is on you.”
The lawyer asked the court to constitute a commission “to go to Dubai and review allegations made against the prime minister.”
He said the PM is not associated with any offshore firm. – Samaa
Story first published: 12th January 2017