Panama Papers case in Supreme Court: Why SC is forming enquiry commission?

Panama Papers case in Supreme Court: Why SC is forming enquiry commission?

A five member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has sought opinion from the parties over constitution of a commission for investigation into Panama Papers.

Panama Papers case in Supreme Court: SC gives time for consultation over Commission

Naeem Bukhari, the counsel of the PTI, said time should be given so that consultation should be held on the matter. On this the apex court adjourned the hearing of the case till Friday.

In his remarks, the Chief Justice said documents submitted by the parties in the case need to be verified. A petition is already before the apex court praying for the constitution of a commission on the matter.

The Chief Justice clarified that the commission will have all the powers of a Supreme Court judge and it can acquire information from any department. He said the parties will have the opportunity to establish their respective points before the commission. He said the commission will present its report back to the larger bench.

Anwar Zaheer Jamali said the court is fully independent and the decision will be on merit.

Panama Papers case in Supreme Court on December 7: Sharif family lawyer unable to produce money trail

Earlier submitting his arguments, Salman Butt, the counsel of the prime minister said there is no contradiction in the speeches of his client. He said Panama papers do not have the name of his client.