ISLAMABAD: A five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed the hearing of Panama Leaks case today (Wednesday).
The new legal team of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is presenting the case before the bench, after the party’s appointed lawyer and senior party leader, Hamid Khan, recused himself from representing the party in the Panama Leaks case taken up by the Supreme Court.
Veteran lawyer Naeem Bukhari who replaced Hamid Khan as PTI’s lead counsel, started off on a lighter note and told Justice Azmat Saeed, “It seems as today you will get angry at me.”
To which Justice Azmat said, “Please present your case. And do not flatter me.”
Bukhari said the prime minister lied in his address to the nation and was involved in tax evasion. The lawyer further said that the son of the prime minister does not have an NTN number and Maryam Nawaz is dependent on the prime minister. Maryam Nawaz is the beneficiary owner of London flats, Naeem Bukhari said, adding that the trust deed of Maryam and Hussain Nawaz does not prove anything.
He added that NAB failed to perform its duty and has been trying to save the prime minister. He called for action to be taken against NAB chairman.
Justice Ijaz ul Hassan said that according to documents submitted by the prime minister’s children, they invested 12 million Dirhams with the Qatar royal family.
He added there were discrepancies in the two speeches made by the prime minister and the documents submitted in the court.
Justice Khosa said that in the speech it was said that the investment was used by the prime minister’s children.