Cannot hang people over newspaper clippings, SC tells PTI


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday has told Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that “If you start hanging people on the basis of news clippings then your client will not survive either.”

A five-member bench of the court conducted fresh hearing over petitions seeking Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif‘s disqualification after Panama leaks.

During the legal proceeding, the court advised Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) to submit documents or link connection with the case instead of verbal talk.

Case cannot be solved by itself, judge added.

Court also directed to provide information about when Hussain Nawaz started business, his academic details and when Nawaz Sharif separated himself from business.

PTI’s lawyer Naeem Bokhari asked the court to omit Qatari prince’s letter on which Justice Azmat Saeed said that Sharif family’s case is dependable over this letter.

If the court skips Qatari letter from hearing, it will be of no use for you as well, he added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s legal team has submitted written reply to court’s questions that were asked in Wednesday’s hearing.

According to details, information about Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s public offices and businesses has also been submitted in the court.

Lawyer told the court that Nawaz Sharif had served as finance minister of Punjab from April 25, 1981 to February 28, 1985.

He was CM Punjab from April 9, 1985 to May 30, 1988 whereas he took charge as prime minister on November 6, 1990 but resigned in 1993.