Panama Papers Case: Supreme Court grills PM lawyer in the court

Panama Papers Case: Supreme Court grills PM lawyer in the court

Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed the hearing of the Panama Papers case on January 12.

PM Nawaz’s counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan contended before a five-bench larger bench hearing the Panamagate case that no law can hold the premier questionable for his son’s business. “PM Nawaz was not a shareholder in Gulf Steel Mills,” Khan upheld.

However, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa observed that none of the records submitted in SC suggest PM Nawaz was not a shareholder.

While the counsel argued that the premier did not lie before the Parliament, he admitted that there were some omissions in PM Nawaz’s speech.

“PM Nawaz only gave an overview of his business in the speech, however, there were some omissions in it,” the counsel stated. Meanwhile, Justice Khosa observed that PM Nawaz had failed to give a reference about Qatari investments in his speech.

“If there were some omissions in PM Nawaz’s speech, should it be termed as a lie or half truth?” he observed