Supreme Court bench hears Sharif’s Panama case review petitions

ISLAMABAD: A five-member bench of the Supreme Court is hearing survey petitions documented by previous leader Nawaz Sharif, his family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar today. The new bench is going by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, and incorporates Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Sheik Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan.

The Supreme Court’s three-member bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and involving Justice Sheik Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ehsan, on Tuesday heard a request put together by the previous prime minster children against the becoming aware of their survey appeal to by a three-member bench rather than a five-judge bench.

The judges are the same as those on the uncommon usage bench that directed crafted by the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

Amid the hearing, the direction for Nawaz’s kids, Salman Akram Raja, argued the court to frame a five-member bench to hear their survey petitions. He also argued that their audit request of against the judgment of the five-member bench be taken up first.

Justice Ejaz watched that the three-judge bench gave the larger part decision in the Panama Papers case and that the choice would not have been diverse had the three-judge seat given a decision for the situation. Be that as it may, the seat acknowledged Raja’s supplication and sent a demand to the central equity for arrangement of a five-judge bench.

Later in the day, the five-judge bench was reported. It was to be going by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and would incorporate Justice Gulzar Ahmed and the three judges who were set to hear the case on Tuesday.

Amid the hearing, the direction of Nawaz, Khawaja Harris, was also present and displayed his contentions.

On Monday, Nawaz’s daughter Maryam, children Hussain and Hasan, and child in-law MNA Captain (r) Safdar moved an application in the pinnacle court asking for that their audit requests be heard by a five-member bench, rather than the three-member bench, and that the hearing be postponed till the arrangement of the five-member bench.