The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif can be summoned for recording his statements in the ongoing Panamagate case.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa made these remarks in response to a plea made by Jamaat-e-Islami counsel Advocate Taufiq Asif. Justice Khosa is heading a five-judge larger bench of the apex court to hear a slew of petitions against the Sharif family over corruption.
Asif requested the top court to summon the prime minister and record his statement on the ownership of luxury apartments in London, reports the Express Tribune.
Justice Khosa informed Asif that the court may summon the prime minister if required after listening to the counsels of Sharif`s children. However, the judge made it clear that the prime minister would be summoned only after hearing arguments of both sides.
The JI counsel concluded his arguments by saying that the court should summon Sharif as he has appeared in the top court several times in different matters.
Sharif`s daughter Maryam Nawaz in her written reply submitted to the apex court on Tuesday once again rejected the allegations that she was a beneficial owner of the London properties.
She also denied having correspondence between the Financial Investigation Agency of the British Virgin Islands and Mossack Fonseca.
German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung had tweeted on Monday documents linking the role of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s daughter Maryam in the Panama Papers scandal.
The newspaper tweeted the attachments purportedly showing her involvement with Minerva Financial Services.
The tweet was accompanied by a document titled “Minerva Financial Services Limited Personal Information”, which contains the personal details of Maryam Safdar.