Pakistan Supreme Court dismisses review petition by Nawaz Sharif against Panama Papers verdict

  • Pakistan Supreme Court dismisses review petition by Nawaz Sharif against Panama Papers verdict
15-09-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The review petitions filed by deposed Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, his children and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, have been dismissed by the Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday. The review petitions have been filed against the Panama Papers judgment of July 28. The court had reserved its verdict on the review petitions after the lawyers for all petitioners completed their arguments earlier in the day.

Headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, a five-judge Supreme Court bench had taken up the petitions seeking review of the court’s judgment which disqualified Nawaz Sharif and ordered the filing of corruption references against Sharif, his children- Hussain, Hassan and Maryam Nawaz, son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar and Ishaq Dar.

Meanwhile, Sharif’s disqualification as a member of the parliament remains valid with the rejection of the review petitions. The Sharif family and Dar will now face corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau in the accountability court.

The apex court today also disposed of an application filed by Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid against NAB, accusing the latter of failing to file an appeal regarding the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict.

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