Pakistani Government, Opposition Expect Court Verdict on PM Sharif

Taylor Byrd
July 21, 2017

She said there was no allegation or case of corruption or misuse of authority against the Prime Minister.

"We can not shut our eyes as law will take its course because fake documents have been submitted in the Supreme Court", Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh observed.

The Panama case being heard by the Supreme Court was not about corruption but about lust for power.

Lower and higher courts in Pakistan came to a standstill on Wednesday as lawyers across the country held protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation after a probe recommended filing a graft case against him and his family. The JIT in its report submitted to the SC on July 10 confirmed that PM Sharif served as the chairman of the board of Capital FZE. In response, Raja said that he did not provide the media with any material. "It is not (an) allegation but a matter of fact that Maryam is the beneficial owner of the flats", the bench observed.

"There's no accusation of any wrongdoing against the prime minister's children", said Raja, to which Justice Ejaz remarked: "If there's no accusation then why are you wasting your energy".

Justice Ijaz remarked that additional documents were submitted whenever questions are highlighted, adding that you should submit all documents to the JIT. She reiterated that the Sharif family had every right to rebut and challenge the authenticity of the documents produced by a detective relative of a member of the JIT.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz stalwart said there was no division in the ruling party and it was united under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif. They could not do it through the people's vote and are now looking for another way... Before the conclusion of proceedings, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar's counsel Dr Tariq Hassan informed the bench that he would continue his arguments on Friday, to which PTI's counsel Babar Awan said he would cross-question the counsel statements.

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