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Monday Jul 17 2017
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Sharifs have nothing to say in their defence, says Imran

By
GEO NEWS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Monday said that Sharif family has got nothing to say in its defence pertaining to the Panama Leaks case.

Khan presided over a meeting of senior party members at his Banigala residence, which held consultation over today's hearing of the Panama Leaks case in the Supreme Court.

Speaking at meeting, the PTI chief alleged Sharif family of speaking lies in the apex court and before the probe team. "They (Sharifs) submitted fake documents in the Supreme Court and to the investigation team."

Khan said there should be criminal cases registered against PM Nawaz Sharif and his children.

About challenging the JIT report, he said the ruling Sharif family challenged the report "on the basis of assumptions".

Earlier on Monday the Supreme Court held proceedings of the Panama Leaks case following the submission of the JIT.

During the hearing, the counsels of petitioners - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Awami Muslim League (AML) - laid their arguments and pleaded the PM's disqualification.

While proceedings were underway, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, who heads the bench, wondered if the JIT can trust the veracity of the documents while Justice Ijazul Ahsan asked the JI counsel to inform the bench to what extent could it implement the JIT’s findings and use its authority.

Prior to the start of the proceedings, the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar submitted their responses on the JIT report and objected to the mode of the investigation.

They rejected the JIT report and stated that the investigators worked beyond their actual mandate.

The hearing of the case was later adjourned till July 18 (tomorrow), when the respondents will be heard.

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