ISLAMABAD: Workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday faced off outside the Supreme Court after the hearing of the Panama case.
Workers chanted slogans and later clashed after the leaders of the two parties held media talks following the hearing, prompting the police to intervene and disperse the workers.
The Supreme Court bench today resumed hearing the case after the petitioners presented their arguments in favour of the Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) final report a day earlier.
The three-member special Supreme Court bench hearing the Panama Papers case observed that it would examine all the material and then decide on disqualifying the premier or sending the matter to an accountability court.
PM’s imprisonment, disqualification highly likely: Fawad Chaudhry
PTI leaders lashed out against the ruling party during recess outside the Supreme Court where the defence was presenting its arguments.
“The matter seems to be going towards the imprisonment of Hussain, Hasan, and Maryam Nawaz,” said PTI Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry, adding, “only a miracle can save Nawaz Sharif’s family from 14 years imprisonment and 10 years of disqualification.”
Panamagate about power, not accountability: Talal
PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry on Tuesday declared the Panama case saga a ‘game of power, not accountability’.
“Those who could not become ministers or prime ministers are sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with the court. This [Panama case] game is not about accountability, it’s about power,” said Talal, as he lashed out at opponents while addressing media on day two of the Panama case hearing.
Taking aim at the JIT, the PML-N leader said the team collected incomplete and faulty material.
“The JIT itself kept violating the law,” he alleged.