ISLAMABAD - The top court has been asked to constitute a high-level judicial commission to probe the Panama Papers leaks.

A day back, Chief Justice for Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali explained that investigation is the job of executive and not the apex court. Tariq Asad advocate on Wednesday filed the petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution. The counsel urged the court to set up a commission to investigate who are involved in money laundering and tax evasion through offshore companies and other means.

The largest documents’ leak that rocked the globe as how the powerful and wealthy use tax heavens to hide their wealth figured over 200 Pakistani businessmen and politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif family members.

The petitioner prayed to direct the National Accountability Bureau and Federal Investigation Agency to investigate and submit a comprehensive report in this regard before the court. He further prayed the apex court to direct the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to restrain the TV channels from holding talk shows creating political instability in the country till the adjudication of the matter.

Tariq contended that from the usual policy it appears that the wind is apparently blowing against Nawaz Sharif. It is believed that there is a conspiracy behind this propaganda, the object of it is to create political instability in the country.

He said the leaks have revealed the names of almost 200 Pakistanis, including individuals and families from all walks of life, including businessmen, retired and serving judges but the media is focusing only on the prime minister. The obvious result of consistent campaign of electronic media is to create political instability which likely to cause economic instability resulting in inflation in the country.

He said PTI Chairman Imran Khan is again the most active politician alleging that the prime minister committed money laundering and evaded tax therefore demanding the PM resignation.

The petitions made federation through the Ministry of Interior, Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, PEMRA, Chairman PTI Imran Khan, NAB, FIA and Election Commission of Pakistan as respondents.