LAHORE – As the newly-appointed Chief Justice formed a new bench for Panama case hearing, Sharif family has also changed its legal team.

An application has been submitted in Supreme Court (SC) in this regard.

Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif case will now be taken care by Makhdoom Ali Khan whereas Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz’s new lawyer will be Salman Akram Raja in place of Akram Sheikh.

Shahid Hamid will defend Maryam Nawaz instead of Akram Sheikh and Salman Aslam Butt.

Earlier, new Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Saqib Nisar formed a larger bench for the Panama Papers case hearing.

A five-member bench consists of Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh and Justice Ijazul Ahsan.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will head the bench. However, Justice Amir Hani Muslim who was part of the previous court in the case has not been included on the new bench.

The apex court will hear the case on January 4.

On December 9, hearing of Panama Papers case was adjourned by former CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali until first week of January.

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