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PTI to change counsel in Panamagate case: sources

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has reportedly decided to change its lead counsel, Hamid Khan in Panamagate case, after the previous hearing caused eyebrows raised over his selection as lead lawyer.

Samaa News reported Friday via its sources that various names including Babar Awan are being considered over to replace Hamid Khan.

The sources said Imran Khan made this decision after the party leaders demanded the same, as they are of the opinion that Hamid Khan shamed the party in the courtroom, though he is an able and fully competent lawyer.

According to central leaders of the PTI, Hamid Khan presented a very strong case in a manner that led to judges pass remarks that bespoke an unsubstantiated stance on the PTI’s part.

It should be mentioned here that Naeem Bukhari is also one of the PTI’s counsels in Panama Leaks case.

It is pertinent to note here that earlier, children of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also changed their counsel and acquired the services of senior lawyer Akram Sheikh.