LAHORE: Adviser to Prime Minister on Legal Affairs Barrister Zafarullah Khan on Tuesday submitted a plea in Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry to review the Panama Leaks case verdict.
The plaintiff has requested the court to constitute judicial commission instead of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as history shows that the cases dealt under JIT were not successful therefore, he urged the authorities to investigate the matter through judicial commission.
On April 20, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa announced Panama Leaks case decision comprising of 540 pages.
The court issued a split ruling calling for a joint investigation team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence that will be headed by a director-general level FIA officer.
“A thorough investigation is required,” Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said.
Two of the five judges went further, branding Sharif “dishonest” and saying he should be disqualified, but they were outnumbered. The bench further directed to form JIT within seven days, and present report within 60 days.
The case against Sharif stems from documents leaked from the Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm, which appeared to show that his daughter and two sons owned offshore holding companies and used them to buy properties in London. NNI