ISLAMABAD:(APS)December 8, 2016-Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said Thursday that the party does not want a commission to investigate the Panamagate case seeking a probe into Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s and his family’s assets.
He instead expressed a preference for the Supreme Court to continue hearing the case.
“We do not want a commission to investigate the corruption in the Sharif family,” Khan said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
“We demand an empowered commission under the chief justice of Pakistan, if the commission is not empowered, then there is no benefit of having one (judicial commission),” he said.
Dissatisfied with the way parties to the Panamagate hearing developed their case over nine days of proceedings, the Supreme Court on Wednesday proposed constituting a commission to hold an extensive inquiry into the matter.
“When ultimately we have to go to the constitution of the commission then why [we are] wasting time at this stage,” wondered Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali during the hearing.