ISLAMABAD: A fresh petition was submitted before the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday in the Panama Papers case; the latest petition however pleads the court to dismiss all petitions against the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
The petition filed by Barrister Zafarullah of the Watan Party, states that the prime minister’s name is not in the Panama Papers and that the court is being used for political gain by his opponents.
Barrister Zafarullah pleaded in his petition that the Apex court dismiss all petitions filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Jamat-e-Islami and the Awami Muslim League, claiming they are only a means for gaining cheap publicity by some adding that the Panama Papers issue has already been raised in the parliament.
The petitioner stated that the parliament was the appropriate forum for the Panama Papers issue.
The petition further added that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had already issued notices to all those found holding offshore accounts, adding that the FBR should be allowed to investigate the matter independently.
The petition pleaded the court that if the need arose, a parliamentary committee may be constituted to deal with the Panama Papers issue.