Panama leaks case: PM Nawaz, children change legal team


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children have changed their legal team in the Panama Leaks case on Tuesday.According to reports, the PM will be represented by Makhdoom Ali Khan and Salman Akram Raja Hussain. His children Hasan and Maryam Nawaz will be represented by Shahid Hamid.Previously, lawyers Akram Sheikh and Salman Butt were heading their cases.Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) submitted more documents on Tuesday regarding the Panama Leaks case in the Supreme Court (SC).These include letters exchanged in 2012 between Mossack Fonseca and Minerva Services over beneficial owners and an email record.The Supreme Cout will hear the Panama leaks case on January 4. The hearing of the case had been adjourned until the first week of January.The decision was taken when the apex court last heard the case on December 9. The then Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had said he would not sit on any bench after the full court reference.“This hearing should not be considered heard. The Panama Leaks case will be heard by a new bench,” Justice (r) Jamali had said.The larger bench has been formed for January 4, 5 and 6 headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.It includes two new judges – Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan and Justice Gulzar Ahmad.The other judges will be Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan.


  1. We observe that small-time thieves and pick-pockets, who may have committed the crime out of desperate need and not due to greed, are arrested and thrown in prison, normally after a thorough beating by the public. Yet our leaders who indulge in massive corruption and grab even the funds reserved for the poorest of the poor, do not receive similar treatment.

    And to make it worse, the legal experts from 'respectable' background come to the rescue of such corrupt leaders, a whole array of them waiting to be picked up to save their ill-gotten wealth. And yet these essential links in the shameful corruption continue to be treated with respect even though they are prompted by insatiable greed and not need. They do it for a fat fee to enhance their huge bank balance and to add to their list of assets. And for this sum, they feel no hesitation and willingly throw over twenty crore people down the drain, feeling no remorse for it at all.

    Isn't it shameful; just asking?

    I know the accused persons also have a right to defend themselves but when the evidence against them is so overwhelming, should the legal expertise be used to rescue them instead of providing relief to the masses who have suffered badly at their hands, and have no hope of respite even in the future if these characters are allowed to continue playing their dirty their roles?


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