ISLAMABAD:(APS) November 15,2016-The Supreme Court of Pakistan said on Tuesday that the documents submitted by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) were not even related to the case which was being heard.
A five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, resumed hearing of the petitions seeking a probe into the Panama Leaks and disqualification of Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The next hearing of the case has been postponed till November 17, Thursday.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, who was also part of the larger bench, commented that the documents submitted by PTI also contained clippings from newspapers. He said that the petitioner himself had buried the truth.
“Newspaper clippings cannot be considered as evidence,” he said.
Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali remarked that documents consisting of 1600 pages from one party were submitted while the other party to the case had submitted 700 pages.
“We are not computer machines in which you feed paper and the answer immediately comes out,” he said.
The Chief Justice also said that so many documents had been submitted that it was difficult to tell which ones were fake and which were authentic. He said that in the current scenario, it was not possible for the court to give a verdict before six months.
The Chief Justice stated that the blame arising due to the failure of NAB should not be placed on the Supreme Court. He claimed that time and again, the Supreme Court had clarified that it was not an investigating institute.
Advocate Akram Sheikh said that he was the attorney of the Prime Minister’s children. Sheikh said that he would cooperate with the Supreme Court without caring about the result of the case. He stated that Maryam Safdar was not the beneficiary of the offshore companies but a trustee.