ISLAMABAD: Hearing of the Panama Leaks case has been adjourned till the first week of January.
The decision was taken when the case was heard of Friday by a five-member bench.
With Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamail set to retire on December 31, the case will be heard by a new bench.
“I am retiring,” Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali said. “After full court reference I will not sit in any bench.”
Explaining his decision the CJ said, “This hearing should not be considered partial. The Panama Leaks case will be heard by a new bench.”
He said he wanted all parties to get an equal chance to present their case. “A commission will allow all parties to present their case. If I say that the documents are correct, then the other parties will say that they did not get an equal chance,” he said.
He said that he respected all parties for believing in the bench.
Justice Saqib Nisar will take oath as Chief Justice on December 31.