Panama case Verdict: Sharif’s children and son-in-law file appeals

Panama case Verdict: Sharif’s children and son-in-law file appeals

Islamabad (Staff Report): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s children and son-in-law filed two review petitions with the Supreme Court against the Panama Papers case judgment.

According to details, Maryam, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz has been filed two petitions  one was against the three-member implementing bench of Panama case, while the other challenged the verdict of five-member bench.

The appeals state the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) could not fulfill the justice requirements while probing the case, adding the reservations regarding the JIT were not considered in the verdict.

The petitions stated, the three judges of implementing bench should not take decision just on JIT’s report. The court itself made complainant in the case in the light of findings.

The petition claims that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed illegal references against Captain Safdar despite the fact that there were no allegations against him regarding purchase of London flats, actually the basic rights have been ignored in the observations made by the court in the verdict.

The applicants also challenged that the appointment of a referee judge for reference is violation of basic rights, besides asking the court to stop implementation on SC’s decision in Panamagate

case until a review petition are decided.

Sharif’s children and son-in-law, endorsed the stance of their father regarding the five-member bench, that the July 28 decision should have been given by a three-member bench since Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed’s jurisdiction had expired after their dissenting judgement on April 20.

Nawaz Sharif had already filed three petitions in the SC to review the Panamagate verdict, announced by a five-member bench last month.