Panama Case: Judge says every citizen has right to know if their PM is eligible or not

22 Feb, 2017 1:28 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court has on Wednesday said that it is the basic right of every citizen to know whether their prime minister is eligible or not.

A five-member bench of the Supreme Court headed Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed hearing of the case. Other bench members are Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan.

Presenting his arguments, Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf said that Hudaibiya Paper Mill case should be kept separate from the Panama Paper case.

He said that he had gone through the records, adding that the Sharif family took loan on foreign currency accounts.

Justice Azmat Sheikh remarked that if the accusations put forth in Hudaibia paper mills case were not true, then why the AGP was hesitant.

The judge remarked that you should assist the court without being a party to any side as AGP. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed further asked Ashtar Ausaf to stand by the story he came up with.

Ashtar Ausaf said that he is just assisting the court.

The attorney general maintained that the article 63 of constitution prohibits declaration by the apex court to which Justice Ijaz Afzal remarked that there would be nothing left for investigations by issuing declaration.

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