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Panama pleas: PTI all set to lock horns with govt over money trail, fake signatures today


ISLAMABAD – A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, will resume the hearing of Panama Leaks case today (Tuesday) and a probable show down between govt and PTI is expected..
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Naeem Bukhari will continue his arguments today.
During the last hearing, Naeem Bukhari had said that Dubai Steel Mill was going in loss, then how did Sharif family buy London apartments?
PTI’s counsel claimed that when Dubai factory was setup, Tariq Shafi was young and he was not given any money after the sale of Gulf steel mills. He asked the apex court to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the basis of conflicts in his statements.
He went on to claim that Flagship investment company belonged to Hassan Nawaz. Moreover, a flat was recently bought by Sharif family in Hyde Park London but it was not mentioned in documents.
He also alleged Shhebaz Sharif of doing a fake signature by impersonating as Tariq Shafi,eho happens tobe a relative of Sharif family.
He added that London flats were purchased by Sharif family before selling Jeddah steel mills contrary to the claims of Sharif family.
On the other hand, counsel of Hussain Nawaz, Akram Sheikh presented documents regarding the apartments, which would be checked by court today.
A request for daily hearings has become pivotal since Advocate Salman Aslam Butt, who represents the prime minister, has sought an adjournment of the case from Dec 12 to 19, according to PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry.
Multiple political parties, including the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Jamaat-e-Islami, Awami Muslim League and Jamhoori Watan Party, and an individual Tariq Asad had moved the apex court against PM Nawaz Sharif and his family over various charges, including money-laundering, setting up of offshore companies illegally and non-declaration of their assets, etc.

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