Panamagate:Pakistan’s apex Court rejects Nawaz Sharif’s review petitions

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By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has rejected all the review petitions filed by the family of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar against the Panamagate verdict that had disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ordered filing of NAB reference against the ruling family.
A five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa upheld the July 28 verdict regarding disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that reasons behind rejecting the petitions will be informed in detailed judgement later.
Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz, Captain Safdar and Ishaq Dar had filed the petitions seeking review of the July 28 judgement and appointment of a supervisory judge for NAB references.
On July 28, the apex court had disqualified former premier for not being honest and ordered his and his children’s trial at an accountability court.
The court took up the review petitions case on September 13, while Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris and Ishaq Dar’s lawyer Shahid Hamid completed their arguments during previous two hearings.

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