Supreme Court issues notice to PML N leader Talal Chaudhry over Anti Judiciary speeches

Supreme Court issues notice to PML N leader Talal Chaudhry over Anti Judiciary speeches
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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday took suo motu notice of the anti judiciary speeches by the PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry.

Talal Chaudhry has been summoned in the Supreme Court and simultaneously SC has asked for the record of his anti judiciary speeches.

Earlier CJP has also taken suo moto notice over the alleged bank accounts and assess held abroad by Pakistani citizens illegally.

He observed that reports were circulating that people in positions of power had been looting money and transferring it to foreign countries.

The Supreme Court asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to submit a report about steps taken over the matter of offshore companies after the release of the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers.

The court directed the FBR, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and Finance Ministry to submit a detailed report on the matter.

The chief justice asked the SBP, Intelligence Bureau, Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Federal Investigation Agency to share information with the court.

He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SBP should share details of Memorandums of Understanding and agreements inked with various countries for the return of looted money.

The CJP also directed FBR Chairman Tariq Mahmood Pasha to inform the court how many Pakistanis hold accounts in Swiss banks and banks in other countries.

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