Govt influencing media on Panama Case: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court judge Justice Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan — who heads a three-member special bench has stated on Tuesday that the government seems to be focused on influencing Panamagate probe through media.

Justice Ejaz Afzal gave these remarks that the JIT is working on the directives of the SC; therefore, any concerns regarding its functioning should be addressed directly to the court instead of being spread through media, reported.

“The media cannot be blamed for this since institutions provided them with prepared material,” he added.

He maintained that the top court wants its verdict to reach to the people, not the rumours. “There is no point in circulating baseless information in media,” he said as quoted by Dawn.

Justice Ejaz was of the opinion that if one goes through today’s news channels and newspapers, it would appear that the Attorney General’s services were no longer required.

“The media seems to have already handed out the verdict on channels and newspapers,” he remarked. “Reports suggest that the government is getting [such reports] published itself.”

“[Nonetheless,] media reports cannot influence the court and we know what needs to be done,” he continued.

“We are not as immature as to not understand what is happening here,” he concluded.


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