Supreme Court of Pakistan has adjourned the panama papers case till first week of January when the new Chief Justice Saqib Nisar takes charge. A five member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali was hearing the petitions on panama papers. Informing the bench of their decision whether to constitute a commission to probe deep into the panama papers case, counsel for Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Naeem Bukhari said they will boycott the proceedings if the commission is constituted. On this, Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali observed that the bench does not necessarily need the consent of the parties to the case if it deems necessary to constitute a commission to probe into panama papers. He observed that constituting a commission is purely the prerogative of the bench. Counsels for Prime Minister and his children informed the bench that they will follow any order of Supreme Court in this regard. Counsel for Prime Minister’s children sheikh Akram said they will not stand in the way of any investigation ordered by the Supreme Court. Chief justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali noted that Supreme Court has much bigger responsibility than petitioners or respondents in cases taken under article 184(3) of the constitution. He said they do not want to set a wrong precedent for the future in this important case. The bench observed that only 2 working days are left before the full bench reference for the outgoing chief justice and under the tradition, once the reference is held, the judge does not sit in the bench. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa observed that institution is more important than a person. Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali adjourned the hearing till first week of January.