The prime minister Nawaz Sharif's counsel, as he resumed his arguments before the Supreme Court during hearing of the Panamagate case on Thursday, was quizzed about a money trail for the London flats and asked to prove there were no inconsistencies in the PM's speech in the National Assembly last year.
The PM's counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan denied that his client had anything to do with the London flats before a five-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.
Khan argued that the family business was transferred to Nawaz Sharif's son, Hussain Nawaz after the death of Mian Sharif, the PM's father. "Nawaz Sharif had nothing to do with it," he said.
"If there was no connection, then how does the money trail lead to the London flats?" Justice Khosa inquired. "There are two different money trails before us. How did the money go from Jeddah and then to London? And how did the money go from Dubai to London and then Qatar?"
The PM's counsel denied Nawaz Sharif had been a director of the family's Dubai factory.
Justice Khosa remarked, "the prime minister's lawyer will have to satisfy the court" regarding the ownership of the Dubai factory.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed told Makhdoom Ali Khan that the Panamagate case is based on contradictions in statements made by the prime minister on the floor of the National Assembly after the Panama leaks last year.
"If there is a small mistake in the speech, it can be overlooked. But if mistakes were made on purpose, there will be serious consequences," Justice Ejaz Afzal warned.
The hearing was adjourned till Friday.