ISLAMABAD – A larger bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan has resumed the hearing of Panama Leaks case today (Wednesday).
Today’s hearing is the first hearing for 2017 and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is the head of the five-member bench while Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ejazul Hasan are its members.
The Prime Minister and his children have changed their legal team in the Panama Leaks case. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will now be represented by Makhdoom Ali Khan, meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar will be represented by Shahid Hamid and Salman Akram Raja will represent Hussain Nawaz.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar and PTI’s counsel Naeem Bukhari have already reached the supreme court building for hearing.
All Pakistan Muslim League supremo Sheikh Rasheed is also attending the proceedings.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi, while speaking to Geo New’s program, said that the change of lawyers from the premier and his family a day before the hearing is a delaying tactic, as the new lawyers would now request for more time from the judges to prepare for the case.
Earlier, PTI chairman Imran Khan said his party had dug out several documents which revealed that Maryam Nawaz was the actual owner of the Mayfair Flats.
Strict security arrangements have been made by the apex court itself for proper court decorum and smooth hearing of the case.
Due to limited seating capacity, the court administration has announced that the entry would be regulated through special security passes.
Only the petitioners or respondents whose cases are fixed in court will be allowed to enter the premises. However, advocates and journalists, who regularly come for the Supreme Court proceedings, will be exempted.