Panama Leaks case hearing postpone till tomorrow

ISLAMABAD, JAN 10, (DNA) -ISLAMABAD: A larger bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed hearing the Panama Leaks today.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s lead counsel Naeem Bukhari continued with his arguments. He said that finance minister Ishaq Dar’s statement on money laundering was available in court records. “In September 1998 the report was sent to the Chief Justice and National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The report had been compiled by former FIA director Rehman Malik.”

Justice Ejaz Afzal asked Bukhari to confine the case to the London Flats. “What is the point of bringing in Ishaq Dar? Is he among the respondents?” he asked. “Explain why NAB should have filed an appeal in the Hudaibya case.”

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that the only way out is that the NAB chairman files an appeal in the court. He added that he should not have given an observation over Article 62 and 63, and he takes back his words.

Speaking to the media outside the Supreme Court, PTI leader said, “In 1999 Hussain Nawaz was a student. How did he become a billionaire in 2001?”

PTI spokesman Naeem-ul-Haque said that the Sharif family has been laundering money. “Hussain Nawaz sent Rs800 million to Nawaz Sharif. It’s source should be revealed,” he said.

In the last hearing, Naeem Bukhari presented evidence over beneficial ownership of the London Flats. He questioned Hussain Nawaz’s source of income.