PTI lawyer concludes arguments in Panamagate case


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


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.

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.