SC has dismissed Hussain’s plea against leakage of photo during investigating

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – In its verdict on Tuesday, the Supreme Court has dismissed Hussain Nawaz’s plea against leakage of a CCTV image of his appearance before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing Panama Papers case against the Sharif family.

While terming the plaintiff’s reservations ‘baseless’, the apex court declared that culprits behind photo leak have already been identified after an inquiry.

Usage of technology for correction of record is not prohibited, however, video recording cannot be used as evidence, the court remarked.

Justice Ijaz-ul-Hassan warned to not make the case ‘media circus’ and also asked the government spokesman to talk carefully. He said that the court doesn’t want to hide judicial proceeding as it is not afraid of anyone.

Meanwhile, Justice Azmat Saeed remarked that government publishes article in its favor.

We are not immature that we cannot understand anything, he added.

In his petition on June 7, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son had claimed that the photo leak was against ethical and legal codes, adding that recording videos of the JIT’s proceedings was similar to “pressurising” witnesses appearing before the investigation team.

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