ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the federal government and the National Accountability Bureau, seeking reports on the action taken against 436 Pakistanis named in the Panama Papers .
Last year, Jamaat-e-Islami and Tariq Asad advocate filed petitions in the Supreme Court, seeking action against all the Pakistanis whose names had appeared in the Panama Papers . The apex court, however, kept their petitions pending and proceeded against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family on the petitions of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid. During the proceedings against Sharif, the court also allowed the JI to amend its application.
The two-member bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Maqbool Baqir, passed a short order, after hearing arguments, which said: “Corruption has permeated every department and initiation of proceedings against one or