Source: News Bharati English20 Oct 2016 14:50:41
Islamabad, October 20: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued notices to top leaders and officials of the country including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over relation to the Panamagate case. Other than the Pak PM, Maryam Nawaz, Hasan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Capt (R) Safdar, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, director general Federal Investigation Agency, chairman Federal Board of Revenue, and the attorney general were also sent notices in response to the petition filed by PTI chief Imran Khan, Siraj-ul-Haq and Sheikh Rasheed.
The petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was taken up by a three-judge SC bench- Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain- who adjourned the hearing for two weeks.
Following the hearing, PTI chief Imran Khan vowed to bring "king" Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif under law. He said the court hearing was the first step in the accountability process. He requested the SC for speedy trial of the case. He added that they have already been waiting to get the justice for more than three years. "Justice delayed is justice denied," he asserted.
Being happy about the action taken by SC, he said "We hope that the case's proceedings will reveal details of several issues that were concealed from the nation. The parliament did not play its role but expressed satisfaction that the SC did. It is our legal right to protest and to knock the doors of judiciary and the PTI was using both of its rights. Our protest is against the prime minister and all corrupt institutions."
Another petition filed by the Jamat-e-Islami Chief Siraj ul Haq demands that all the allegations against the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) be asked to investigate all Pakistani companies named in the Panama Papers. Sheikh Rasheed from Awami Muslim League has demanded that a commission be formed to investigate the allegations in the Panama Papers.