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Supreme Court to begin Panamagate case hearing today

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations today, ARY News reported.

Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will lead the bench.     Special security measures have been taken to ensure smooth proceedings.

Earlier on Oct 20, a three-judge bench had held the preliminary proceedings which were subsequently adjourned until Nov 1.

Four cases have been listed to be heard by the larger bench today one by one, a day ahead of the ‘lockdown’ of Islamabad that PTI chief Imran Khan has promised.

The petitions to be taken up on Nov 1 have been filed by Advocate Tariq Asad, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.

Meanwhile, PTI chairman Imran Khan has decided not to be present in the Supreme Court’s hearing today.

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