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Letter from Qatari prince has no legal weight: lawyers

LAHORE: Outstanding lawyers are of the view that Qatari prince Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani should post ‘required proof’ and make himself to be had prior to the courtroom within the Panama Papers case, differently his letter has no legal worth in any respect.

“The letter from the Qatari prince in Panama Papers case merely carries no legal weight. He should post the specified proof to the apex courtroom and in addition make his availability prior to the courtroom,” eminent attorney Salman Akram Raja advised First light right here on Sunday.

He stated the Qatari prince must seem sooner than the courtroom in individual for cross-examination or a fee (if constituted by way of the Splendid Courtroom) must move to Qatar to document his remark.

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He stated it used to be the discretion of the courtroom as the way it took the letter of the Qatari prince. However, he added, within the eyes of the regulation “it is only a work of paper”.

Recognized attorney and PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has additionally declared the Qatari prince’s letter a “needless piece of paper”.

“The letter of the Qatari prince is a needless piece of paper until he seems within the courtroom in individual and provides observation beneath oath,” he stated.

Speaking to newshounds right here on Sunday, Mr Ahsan stated if the Qatari prince gave the impression sooner than the courtroom, he can be “trembling” all the way through cross-examination. “After 10 questions he’s going to get started trembling,” he added.

Mr Ahsan used to be of the view that Top Minister Nawaz Sharif were in stricken waters as it might now not be simple for him to break out with this situation. “To me Nawaz Sharif won’t in finding simple break out course relating to his Rs8 billion assets,” he stated and demanded that Mr Sharif will have to face the similar regulation which used to be confronted by way of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani.

“Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf (two former top ministers of the PPP) had gave the impression ahead of the courtroom and now Hasan and Hussain (Mr Sharif’s sons) will have to additionally seem prior to the apex courtroom within the Panama Papers case,” he stated.

Mr Ahsan, who’s reportedly being thought to be through the Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf to plead the Panama Papers case after Hamid Khan dissociated himself from it, denied that he used to be contacted via the PTI management (for taking on the case). “The PTI management didn’t touch me.” Then again, he added, he would give recommendation to PTI leaders if they might touch him.

Mr Ahsan used to be in settlement with Hamid Khan over the media’s position in making a ‘opposed setting’ on this case. “The media has spoiled Hamid Khan’s topic. Now not him (Hamid Khan) however the Sharif brothers should turn out that that they had made assets thru legal approach,” he stated.

The letter of the Qatari prince, who dominated Qatar from 2007 to 2013, states that his father (Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani) had longstanding industry family members with Mian Mohammad Sharif (father of Nawaz Sharif) that have been coordinated thru his eldest brother.

“Within the yr 1980, Mian Sharif expressed his want to speculate a undeniable sum of money in actual property industry of Al Thani circle of relatives in Qatar. I understood at the moment, that an combination sum of round Dirhams 12 million used to be contributed via Mian Sharif, originating from the sale of industrial in Dubai. 4 apartments ­— 16, 16A, 17 and 17A Avenfield Space, Park Lane, London, have been registered underneath the possession of 2 offshore firms, whilst their bearer percentage certificate have been stored in Qatar. Those have been bought from the proceeds of the actual property industry.

“As a result of [the] dating between the households, Mian Sharif and his circle of relatives used the homes while bearing all bills in terms of the homes, together with the bottom hire and repair fees,” the letter stated.

The following date of listening to of the Panama Papers case within the Ideal Courtroom is Nov 30.

Revealed in Daybreak November 21st, 2016

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