Panama Case in Supreme Court: SC hints at setting up Commission
Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed the Panama Papers case hearing today on December 7.
Prime Minister's counsel Salman Butt argued that the Prime Minister had not been named directly in the Panama papers. "The Prime Minister is not responsible for everything which the Sharif family does wrong."
Salman Butt argued that the records are 40 years old and it is difficult for him to find documents.
To this Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that the he was presenting dangerous evidence to defend the PM.
“You should rather say I don’t know how the money was paid,” Justice Ameer Hani Muslim said.
To this Justice Khosa said, that in his speeches he had said that he had all the documents. “All these financial matters were between grandfather and grandson,” Justice Khosa remarked.
The court said that it will not analyze documents which had been submitted. For their scrutiny, a commission may have to be set up.
In its earlier hearing on Tuesday, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa asked three questions from the prime minister’s lawyer Salman Aslam Butt.
1. How did the prime minister's children form the companies?
2. Explain the issue of dependency
3. Were the prime minister's speeches true or not?