Panama leaks tarnished reputation of judiciary, says Bilawal Bhutto


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Panama leaks have tarnished the reputation of judiciary more than executive or Parliament.

Bilawal took to twitter and pronounced that the country’s system is broken.

He urged that in order to improve the system they must work together.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has adjourned the hearing of Panama Papers case till first week of January. A new bench will hear the case from the beginning after Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali’s retirement on December 30.

Incoming Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will have the power to reconstitute the bench.

Currently, CJP Jamali is heading a larger five-member bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan.

On Friday, the legal team of the Sharif family supported the idea of the formation of commission on Panama Papers issue. Salman Butt and Akram Sheikh said it is up to the court to decide as to how the investigation may be carried forward.

On the other hand, PTI chief Imran Khan’s lawyer Naeem Bukhari opposed the decision to form judicial commission.