Supreme Court to start hearing of case about Pakistanis’ properties abroad

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will commence on Thursday the hearing of a case about citizens possessing properties and maintaining bank accounts in foreign countries.

Recently, a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan took suo motu notice of the matter in exercise of powers under Article 184(3) of the Constitution and summoned representatives of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and the finance ministry. They are required to submit comprehensive reports about steps taken in collaboration with other state institutions for retrieval of the money stashed abroad.

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During the hearing of a different case, the chief justice asked Additional Attorney General Muhammad Waqar Rana to ensure that all officials, who had been summoned by the court, would appear in the court when it would take up the case.

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