Panama Papers case decision reserved by SC

Panama Papers case decision reserved by SC

ISLAMABAD: The Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan has ended today and the decision has been reserved by the Panama case implementation 3 member bench.

The special implementation bench of the Supreme Court reserved on Friday its decision in the Panama Papers case after hearing arguments over the final report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). 

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed remarked that the bench would review the matter of the prime minister’s disqualification. 

In his remarks, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan stated that the bench was already reviewing the matter of the prime minister's disqualification, while Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked that the court would not back down from its decision. 

This was the fifth consecutive hearing of the bench from July 17, when it began hearing responses of the petitioners and respondents on the JIT's final probe report into the Sharif family’s businesses. 

During Friday's hearing, the counsel for the prime minister’s children, Salman Akram Raja, completed his arguments and earned appreciation from the bench. 

The bench also directed for the confidential Volume X of the JIT report to be made available to the premier's counsel, Khawaja Harris. The judges remarked that they want to keep everything transparent.