ISLAMABAD: Amir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq has requested the Supreme Court to hear next week his constitutional petition for the investigation of 436 persons whose names were revealed in the Panama Papers last year.
The JI chief through his counsel, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ahmed Raja, filed an application in the apex court on Friday, requesting that his petition is fixed for hearing on November 8.
The application says that the petition had been filed in the larger national interest to save public money, adding that any delays in this regard would enable offshore company owners more time to cover their tracks.
Haq was of the opinion that if a date for hearing the petition was not fixed, it would result in irreparable loss to the general public.
Last year, Haq had filed a petition under Article 184 (3) of the constitution,