No judgment can be made on basis of incomplete JIT report on Panama Papers: Haris
The bench is being headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan.
Prime Minister's Counsel Khawaja Haris has pleaded before the Supreme Court that report of the Joint Investigation Team is incomplete and the investigation does not conform to the norms of justice.
He said this while submitting his arguments before the three-member bench of the apex court in the Panama Papers implementation case in Islamabad on Tuesday. The bench is being headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan.
Raising legal objections to the JIT report, the counsel prayed that evidence provided by the incomplete report cannot be made basis of judgment. On this, the judges remarked that any order or judgment will be made after analyzing whether the evidence provided therein is admissible or not.
The counsel also objected to the credibility and the validity of the documents collected by the JIT through informal sources. He said documents collected from foreign countries cannot be admitted without having the verification of concerned embassies or the governments.
On this, the bench observed that validity of any documents can be challenged by the defence counsel by filing a separate plea. The court also remarked that any decision will be made on the basis of the content and not the findings of the JIT report.
The hearing has been adjourned till tomorrow when Khawaja Haris will resume his arguments.