Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Court (SC) has said that it can summon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to record his statement in Panama Leaks case.

A five-member bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed hearing the Panama Leaks case on Tuesday.

During the proceedings, Justice Asif Khosa remarked that the court will summon PM Nawaz if need arise.

Judges expressed their displeasure when the Counsel for Jamat-e-Islami Taufeeq Asif made an incorrect reference to Syed Zafar Ali Shah case. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed said, "You have neither read the file, nor read the verdict."

Asif requested the top court to summon the prime minister and record his statement regarding the ownership of luxury apartments in an upscale London neighbourhood.

Justice Khosa told the JI counsel that the court will first hear the stance of the counsels of PM Nawaz’s children and if there is anything required, then the premier may be summoned to record his statement.

The hearing has been adjourned till January 25 (Wednesday).