ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is all set to vigorously pursue Panama leaks, involving family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as legal battle resumes in the Supreme Court today (Monday). 

It was a hectic day at Bani Gala on Sunday for the party head. PTI chairperson Imran Khan held consultations with his aides and chaired several sessions to discuss party’s strategy vis-a-vis hearing of the Panama leaks case against the prime minister and his family.

The legal team briefed the party chairperson about the prospects of the legal battle now between Nawaz family and the PTI.

Before landing in the apex court, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the PTI literally battled it out on the streets, while the other parties almost played the role of silent spectators. A few parties defended the government.

As the issue picked heat, the hostility put the federal government and the Punjab government face to face with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa KP government as the PTI supporters, on the call of their chairman, attempted to reach Islamabad on November 1.

Jehangir Tareen, Shireen Mizari, Naeemul Haq, Aleem Khan, Faisal Javed, Ali Zaidi and Iftikhar Durrani were part of the consultations that took place at Bani Gala on Sunday.

Senior PTI leadership also devised future strategy on how to pursue Panama leaks.

Sources in the PTI said that the party chairman was very hopeful of a positive outcome of the Supreme Court proceedings.

He directed his legal team to leave no stone unturned to prove the allegations against the prime minister and his family.

Imran Khan also chaired a meeting of the party’s Media Strategy Committee to devise a strategy to fight the case on the media front in an organised manner.

The sources said that the PTI leadership was angry over what they viewed as delaying tactics being used by the PM’s family pertaining to the case.

They believed that the government was using delaying tactics in the Supreme Court.

Even then, the sources said, Imran Khan was hopeful of a positive outcome from the apex court.

The party seeks an inquiry into the ruling family’s alleged offshore companies, including Nescoll Ltd and Nielsen Enterprises in the British Virgin Islands.

The PTI has also raised questions over whether the money acquired from companies sold was subsequently gifted by PM Nawaz to his children, and has demanded an inquiry into when the ownership of the properties in London was transferred to Maryam Nawaz.

The apex court is expecting that the Sharif family’s counsel would submit a reply on behalf of Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz today.

At the last hearing, the five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had expressed its displeasure over the failure of Sharif family’s counsel to submit the replies and gave an ultimatum to the premier’s three children to respond to the notices served regarding the investigation of Panama leaks.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday denied holding offshore companies in a written response to the Supreme Court.

In his reply, the prime minister said he had declared all his assets in 2013, hence was not liable for disqualification under articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.