SC dismisses all review petitions against Panama verdict
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The five-member bench of the Supreme Court dismissed all review petitions filed by the Sharif family against the Panama case verdict on Friday.
The references against the Sharif family and Ishaq Dar will be tried in an accountability court.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who headed the bench, read out the short verdict in which the court upheld its July 28 verdict. He remarked that it is a shot verdict and a detailed judgment will be announced later on.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa called Khawaja Haris, counsel for Nawaz Sharif, and Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Hassan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz, to the rostrum and thanked them for presenting the arguments.
Earlier, the five-member larger bench heard the review petitions.
Presenting his arguments, Salman Akram Raja stated that he would follow Khawaja Haris’ arguments pertaining to the appointment of a supervising judge and the JIT.
He said that he was also pleading the case of Captain (retd) Safdar. He said that Captain (retd) Safdar is not related to the London flats and the JIT had also stated the same in its report. “The court has also ordered a reference against Capt (retd) Safdar,” he added.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked that Capt (retd) Safdar was somehow related to the London flats as his wife refused to own them. “Capt (retd) Safdar had signed the trust deed of Maryam Nawaz. Investigations should be conducted into the ownership of the London flats and let the evidence be revealed,” he remarked.
After the completion of the arguments, the larger bench reserved the judgment on the review petitions against the Panama case verdict.
The judgment was announced at 11:10am.