Today, the Supreme Court asked the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf to submit their Terms of Reference (ToRs) on the formation of a committee that would probe into the Panama leaks affair.

The court also adjourned hearing of five constitutional petitions till November 3rd seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in light of Panama leaks affair.

The commission will report to the Supreme Court and will have the same authority as a top court, stated the chief justice. He added that the case will be herd of daily basis till a final decision is made.

A five-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Anwer Zaheer Jamali, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Amir Hani Muslims, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Ijaz-ul-Hassan heard the case today, a day before Imran Khan’s scheduled ‘lockdown’ of Islamabad.

Earlier the court had directed PML-N and PTI to consult their leaders on the formation of a commission to probe into the matter. It also said the court will decide the commission would be chaired by, and its delegates. 

Petitions in relation to the leaks were first moved by Advocate Tariq Asad, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, PTI chief Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid Ahmed asking for the appointment of a judicial commission to investigate the investment made by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his family in an offshore investment company called Mossack Fonseca.