PTI counsel concludes arguments in Panamagate case

Published: January 11, 2017

ISLAMABAD: After five days of arguments, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Naeem Bokhari concluded his arguments in the Panamagate case.

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Bukhari on Wednesday submitted a list of judgments on several law points.

During the hearing, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan remarked that a person cannot be labelled a ‘dependent’ on the basis of receiving gifts from their guardian. “How could Maryam Nawaz be called dependent when she owns properties in London?” Justice Ejaz asked.

Bukhari, in his reply, said that Maryam was dependent on her father as her spouse does not have any source of income.

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Later, Sheikh Rasheed, in his argument, requested the bench to order a re-investigation in the Hudaybia Papers mill. He said that people were executed on the basis of 164 statements but no action was taken on Ishaq Dar’s statement wherein he admitted money laundering by the Sharif family.

Dissatisfied with the second lead counsel, PTI is now in search of a new lawyer to substantiate their submissions in the Panamagate case. Sources have revealed that the PTI leadership is dissatisfied with Bukhari’s performance in the Panama Leaks case before the larger bench. PTI chief Imran Khan is visibly upset over his counsel’s incompetency to respond to questions raised by judges and is also unable to cite any judgment in this matter.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Ghareeb_Pakistani
    Jan 11, 2017 - 12:42PM

    It is written in nomination papers of NS in 2013 elections, she said it in an interview that she lives with her father, that’s why she is “Dependent” Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jan 11, 2017 - 2:04PM

    “Today our lawyer Naeem Bokhari concluded his arguments. He has put forward our case extremely well” says @ImranKhanPTI

    Now ET should retract from its earlier story Recommend

  • Afzaal Ansari
    Jan 11, 2017 - 2:08PM

    being a much imperative nature and crucial case, it may expeditiously be decided as it become doldrums since Panama leaks. Recommend

  • Nabeel
    Jan 11, 2017 - 3:22PM

    PTI is going to loose the case.Recommend

  • nawaz malik
    Jan 11, 2017 - 3:30PM

    In Shaa Allah our beloved Prime Minister will win the case.Recommend

  • Newton
    Jan 11, 2017 - 4:02PM

    Long live Nawaz Sharif he is trying best to put Pakistan on a prosper path

    IMRAN khan Nawaz sharif gave you feee land in Lahore for your cancer hospital so stop being so arrogant and you should be grateful to Nawaz Sharif Recommend

  • Hashmi
    Jan 11, 2017 - 5:05PM

    Yah like loosing of PTI will make any difference to them…and winning of PTI will make any difference to us…its fine not to support PTI but I dont understand how people can support PPP and PML N ?Recommend

  • Javed Mirani
    Jan 12, 2017 - 9:57AM

    Not just PTI but the whole Nation. Corruption will be encouraged with favorable verdict for NS.Recommend

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