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SC reserves verdict in Panama Papers case


ISLAMABAD, FEB 23, (DNA) – Final decision in Panama Leaks case is likely to be reserved or issued after the hearing today (Thursday).

A five-member larger bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed the hearing. Other judges in the bench include Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan.

According to details, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Naeem Bukhari will complete his conclusive arguments in the case.

Earlier, Supreme Court of Pakistan had remarked that it is a fundamental right of nation to know whether its prime minister is eligible or not.

Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali in his submissions before the court that any conclusive judgment cannot be given in the case until the allegations hurled by the petitioners are not probed and verified.

The bench said it may consider appointing an independent investigator to ensure transparent and fair probe of the matter in accordance with the law.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the bench is looking into the case in every conceivable manner.

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