Panama Leaks judgment starts with popular reference from ‘The Godfather’

April 20, 2017
Published in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan’s judgment on the Panama Leaks case began with a popular quote from the 1969 novel ‘The Godfather’ by Mario Puzo. 

Who would have thought the judgment, which was claimed by some as a landmark one, would open with a quote from Mario Puzo’s crime novel The Godfather? This was the famous quote from the novel stated right at the beginning of the judgment:-

“Behind every great fortune there is a crime”.-Balzac

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The Godfather was among a series of novel penned by Mario Puzo which rose to critical acclaim from around the wold. The series focuses on an Italian crime family and its nefarious activities as well as tiffs with the law.

The Godfather is a cult classic and has a dedicated fan following from around the globe. The novel inspired a series of Hollywood movies which went on to become box office hits, starring celebrated Hollywood actors such as Al-Pacino, Robert De Niro and Andi Garcia (among others).


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Story first published: 20th April 2017


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