As the Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing on the Panama Papers case in Islamabad, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal team submitted a plea asking the apex body to reject the evidence collected and findings given in the JIT Report submitted on July 10. Rejecting the JIT recommendations of filing a graft case against the Prime Minister and his family, his legal aides argued that the investigative team acted ‘mala fide’ and in an ‘illegal’, ‘biased’ manner.
Rifaqat Hussain Shah, Sharif’s lawyer filed the plea which was drawn by Muhammad Amjad Pervaiz and settled by senior advocate of the Supreme Court Khawaja Haris Ahmed. The team gave a point-by point rebuttal to the JIT findings calling it ultra vires to the Constitution. The application said that the “Report is itself a mala fide act of the JIT, and in breach of the Respondent No.1’s (Nawaz Sharif) fundamental rights guaranteed by