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JIT findings to be scrutinised in trial court: SC

ISLAMABAD -UNS : A five-member Larger Bench of Supreme Court heard review petitions of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children against August 28 decision of the apex court in Panama Papers Case.

The larger bench is headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and also comprises of Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ejaz ul Ahsan.

Nawaz Sharif’s council Khawaja Haris gave his arguments before the bench.

Haris said his client was disqualified under Article 62(1)(f) without any show-cause notice. “Sharif should have been given the chance of a fair trial,” he contended.

Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan said the court had praised the JIT investigation, saying that the findings would be scrutinised in the trial court.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa made it clear that all judges on the bench had agreed on the July 28 judgement.

The content of the minority judgement of April 20 and majority judgement of July 28 may have been different, but they both reached the same conclusion: Nawaz Sharif stands disqualified, he said.

The hearing was adjourned till tomorrow (Thursday).

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