News @ 3 – 9th Dec 2016

December 9, 2016 80 No Comments


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed the infamous Panamagate case hearing on Friday and declared that instead of a judicial commission, the top court would continue the legal proceedings against the defendants in the case.

The decision came a day after Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Awami Muslim League (AML) rejected a judicial commission proposed by the top court for probing the high-profile scandal.

“The court will continue hearing the Panamagate case since there is no consensus on the formation of a judicial commission,” said Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali announced after briefly hearing the arguments.

The court adjourned the case until the first week of January, 2017.

Since CJP Jamali is going to retire by the year end, a new bench led by the incoming chief justice, Justice Saqib Nisar will now take up the case next year where it has been left today.


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