ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan three member special bench resumed the Panama Papers case hearing today
The SC judge went on to say that the bench will go by the law to decide the case instead of the popular sentiment. “Let the heaven befall, we will go by book and law,” Justice Ejaz remarked.
Meanwhile, Justice Azmat Saeed Shaikh observed that the court knew how to rein in the social and mainstream media but the freedom of media is ‘sacred’. “My oath does not spell out that I have to be popular,” he said.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan expressed anger over government departments leaking the names of officials recommended for JIT before submitting them to the apex court.
“Somebody is playing over-smart,” Justice Ahsan said while addressing the State Bank governor and Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan chairman, who were present in the courtroom.
Earlier, Attorney General for Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali requested the court to restrain media from discussing the case proceedings but the bench did not pass any order in this regard.