In pictures: Sharif family celebrates Panama Leaks verdict

April 20, 2017
Samaa Web Desk


LAHORE: Soon after the Panama Leaks verdict was announced, Maryam Nawaz and Tehmina Durrani tweeted pictures of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family celebrating the verdict of the Panama Leaks case.

Soon after the judgment was announced by the honourable judges of the Supreme Court that the Prime Minister and his sons would be investigated by a Joint Investigation Team, the Sharif family was in jubilation that the premier had survived disqualification.

Shehbaz Sharif’s wife Tehmina Durrani tweeted as well, showing a picture of the two Sharif brothers hugging each other after the verdict was announced.

The apex court ordered to initiate investigation under a joint investigation team as to how the money was siphoned off abroad. The court directed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before the JIT.

A reference may be filed if Nawaz Sharif is found involved in the corruption scandal, according to the ruling.

According to 450-page ruling, the court questioned as to how Gulf Steel Mills was established and sold out. The court also underscored the need to know as to how the money went to Qatar.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Gulzar gave their dissenting note to the ruling. The court directed the JIT to produce its report within 60 days.

A five-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, and comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, reserved the judgment on February 23. Justice Khosa, on the conclusion, said this judgment would be remembered after 20 years. Anyway, it would be historical judgment and set the future course.

Published in Pakistan

Story first published: 20th April 2017


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