Panama Leaks case: PTI lawyer concludes arguments

January 11, 2017

ISLAMABAD, January 11 (NNI): Presenting his arguments before the Supreme Court, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) counsel Naeem Bukhari on Wednesday reiterated that there is contradiction between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his son, Hussain Nawaz’s statements.

In response, the court reminded Bukhari that the Panamagate case is restricted to the London flats.

Justice Afzal continued and urged to respect and maintain dignity of the top court. ‘Do not drag us out of our parameters,’ he insisted.

On the ownership of London flats, PTI’s Bukhari said that from the first day they belonged to the Sharif family.

Justice Khosa in his remarks said that he does not want to go into political matters. ‘Do you want us to work outside the law?’ asked Justice Khosa and clarified, ‘To prove corruption is not our job.’

Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rasheed also presented his arguments in court.

‘The court knows everything, we are here only for assistance,’ he said. ‘If someone is in someone’s protection, they are their dependent,’ he contested.

Rasheed claimed the Sharif family was hiding behind the Qatari letter, which he likened to a fictional work by novelist Razia Butt. ‘The Qatari prince is Rescue 1122 for the prime minister,’ Rasheed went on, ‘He is the man of the match.’

Separately, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) lawyer Taufiq Asif said the party wanted the formation of a commission and everyone involved in Panamagate to be investigated.

Earlier on Tuesday, Bukhari presented an investigative report from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) ex-deputy director Rehman Malik, alleging that that the report proves money laundering allegations against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

‘What is the importance of Ishaq Dar’s statement? Is he one of the accused in the case?’ Justice Ijaz Afzal questioned. NNI/Agencies