PM Nawaz decides to accept whatever verdict SC bench puts forward

Laura Christensen
July 22, 2017

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday discussed the political situation with his ally Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) Chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai as the Supreme Court's verdict in Panama Papers Case is around the corner.

However, the Supreme Court of Pakistan continued with its proceedings, including hearing the Panama Papers leaks case.

Shehbaz Sharif had claimed Rs10 billion in damages from Khan under sections 4 and 9 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002 for allegedly lying and defaming his reputation.

The allegations are fuelling intense pressure on Sharif from opposition parties to resign.

The records have been attested by Dubai authorities in which it is stated that the Sharif family sold 25pc of its Ahli Steel Mills shares on 14th April 1980.

Giving a stern warning to Sharif, the three-judge bench said, "The punishment for submitting forged documents in the court is seven years in jail".

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Exercising their right to respond to the arguments by defence lawyers, the petitioners in their brief remarks urged the court to disqualify Sharif and order a trial against him for allegedly hiding assets and failing to disclose the sources of income used to set up businesses by his children.

The JIT has recommended that the report's Volume-X should be treated as confidential as it contains the details of correspondence with other countries.

Dated 2006, they were typed in Microsoft's Calibri font, which was not released for commercial use until 2007, the joint investigation team (JIT) said, citing forensics experts.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by presenting three generations of the Sharif family for accountability, notwithstanding the fact that he enjoyed constitutional immunity, has taken a step for the higher good.

Sharif has dismissed the JIT report as a "bundle of baseless allegations" and refused to quit. This raises questions since Saturday is normally an off day for offices in London.

The arrest comes just over a week after the JIT said documents naming Sharif's daughter, Maryam, as a trustee for several of the family's high-end London property were also "falsified".

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