Plea of counsel for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama Leaks case, Makhdoom Ali Khan seeking leave has been conditionally accepted by Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday.
Makhdoom Ali Khan had requested the apex court to grant him leave amidst Panama Leaks case hearings from February 13 to February 24 over his other engagements. He stated he has completed his arguments and the case will not suffer owing to his leave. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar has issued administrative order in this regard and conditionally approved the counsel’s leave.
The order states that the leave would not be effective if a hearing of the case is scheduled in the meantime. A case over alleged corruption by children of the premier is being heard in the top court after a leak of a foreign law form revealed shell companies set up by the family. -INP