A case has been filed against Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for allegedly making an anti-judiciary speech in which he termed the Panama papers verdict a “piece of trash”, a media reports.
According to the Dawn News, Advocate Azhar Siddiqi filed the petition in the Lahore high court, stating that Abbasi’s comments on the judgment amount to committing contempt of court.
The court issued notices to Abbasi, the federal government and Pemra and sought their replies by the next hearing scheduled for January 15.
The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of over 11 million files from the database of the world’s fourth-biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, reportedly showing how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. — PTI.