By Sarmad Ali
(Pak Destiny) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today would have taken respite at least ‘for the time being’ after getting some ‘favourable’ comments from the Supreme Court in Panama Papers case.
The Sharif family and Ishaq Dar’s lawyers submitted separate objections to the joint investigation (JIT) report that probed allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family.
Three-member bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, heard the case.
The prime minister and his party must have taken sigh of relief when the court said the SC “JIT’s recommendations carry no binding on it to implement them”.
PTI lawyer Naeem Bokhari requested the SC to summon Nawaz Sharif for questioning of his illegal.
Bokhari argued that JIT sought legal assistance from the United Arab Emirates in its investigations and found that the transaction of 12m dirhams which the Sharifs claimed never took place. “It was claimed that the Gulf Steel Mills were sold for 33m Dirhams. This was not the case and the Sharif family had been unable to clear its position regarding the mills.”
Bokhari said the letter by former Qatari prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani that was submitted in the SC was “proven to be bogus and therefore, the story is now finished”. “Was the letter bogus or was the story around the letter bogus?” Justice Ejaz Afzal asked the lawyer, to which Bukhari replied that both were fabricated. The PTI lawyer said as per the JIT report, the PM is the beneficial owner of the Saudi-based company Hill Metals Establishment and that the letter from the former Qatari PM was fake.
The judges inquired about the sources of the documents obtained by the JIT. “Without knowing what the sources are, can we say that the documents are accurate?” asked Justice Ejaz Afzal, adding that it would have to be verified whether the documents from abroad were transferred to Pakistan through legal means.
The PML-N’s lawyers will present arguments on Tuesday. The bench also called lawyers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to the next hearing.
The PTI believes that the Sharif family will try its best to linger on the case but at the end of the day Nawaz Sharif will have to go. It is a matter of time that Nawaz is receiving marching order. – Pak Destiny
No infact SC today destroyed their main defense – Qatari letter. Why the hell Nawaz Sharif is still PM?
if thats the case then can we say that SC is no mood to oust Nawaz?
PTI is not gonna prove anything against PM Nawaz and family. PTI is a lair party and has no moral values. Ro Imran RO.
Today PM Nawaz objects to JIT procedures, moves SC seeking rejection of report and soon he will come out victorius. IA
Instead of challenging the findings of JIT PMLN and Nawaz family critising JIT members and their behaviour. Shameful leagi soch.
For all those who were thinking that SC will disqualify NS. LICK THE DUST
Verdict of Supreme Court will be in fav of PM Nawaz. I can bet.
Our Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is three time elected. Nobody can dare to ask for his resignation.
Lagta hay politicians ki tara judges ne bhi qoum ko ” ” hi samgha hoa hay.
Agar tum ko jit ki report nahi manni tu phir time q waste kia?