Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has accepted Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan’s plea to conduct an open trial.
The five-judge SJC, led by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, will conduct the trial of Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan, whose name appeared in the Panama Papers in 2016, on January 3 [tomorrow].
Additional Attorney General for Pakistan Chaudhry Amir Rehman being the prosecutor will present witnesses to substantiate the case against the judge. The witnesses will also be crossed examined on the same day.
The council has also asked the LHC judge to present his defence witnesses on January 8.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court PRO sent a message to media that case of the LHC judge will be taken up in an open court at 3 O’clock. Later, it was conveyed to media that the meeting has been postponed. Now, it is learnt that the case will be taken up on Thursday.