MANCHESTER: Senior lawyer Hamid Khan on Friday requested the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to excuse him from representing PTI for proceedings of the Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court and now the party chairman is looking for a new counsel.
Talking to media upon his arrival in Manchester along with Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rasheed, Khan said his party would respect every decision of the Supreme Court and rejected an impression that some kind of conspiracy was being hatched in England.
In the shape of Panama Papers case, he said, a new history was being made in the country when a Pakistani chief executive was facing the apex court.
Chairman PTI said it was not his responsibility to provide evidence in the case and that the court itself would ask the main accused in the high-profile case.
He said the Sharif family would also have to explain the Qatari prince’s letter which has thickened the entire Panamagate plot.
Khan told media that he was in England just to attend a wedding and to meet his children, who he has not seen in the last five months, after which he would go back to Pakistan.
I would decide about the new lawyer in the case once I am back in Pakistan, he said and added, Hamid Khan refused to continue litigation of the case due to undue pressures on him.
Sheikh Rasheed on this occasion said that a new lawyer should replace Hamid Khan by Monday in the coming week.