Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif hearings conclude in Supreme Court

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 24, 2017

According to a top PML-N leader, Asif is most likely to become the interim prime minister for 45 days till 67-year-old Sharif's wife Kalsoom or brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is elected on a National Assembly seat to lead the government for the remaining term.

PML-N Lahore president Pervaiz Malik clarified that those behind the banners were not part of the party.

The organisations have urged Sharif to "honourably" resign as he has "lost the moral and legal authority" to continue in his office after a joint investigation team (JIT) report accused him and his family of evading tax by setting up offshore companies to purchase high-end properties in London.

Sharif has dismissed the JIT report as a "bundle of baseless allegations" and refused to quit.

On the other hand, these dissenting PML-N workers also got calls from fellow activists who appreciated their efforts to raise a voice.

Pakistan's Supreme Court has finished hearings regarding the family wealth of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and will begin deliberations on whether to disqualify him for corruption.

The banners were put up in different parts of the city with a lot of them in National Assembly constituency NA-125, the electoral area from where Khawaja Saad Rafique secured 123416 votes and was declared successful in General Elections 2013.

Minister for Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir has said that Nawaz Sharif has put the country on the path of development and prosperity and he will also emerge as successful in the next general elections.

Speaking in a private news channel programme, Musadik Malik said the report of JIT submitted in the Supreme Court in Panama Papers Case was apparently biased, unauthentic and inconclusive.

"I believe legally and constitutionally we have a solid case", said Salman Akram Raja, who represented Sharif's three children.

After the Mossac Fonseca leaks of the Panama papers, the manner in which Nawaz Sharif's children amassed wealth across the world is now under scrutiny. They openly blamed the military establishment and judiciary behind the plot for Sharif's ouster.

The council reiterated before the bench that Maryam Nawaz, the Prime Minister's daughter, was not the owner of the Avenfield flats in London.

In April the Supreme Court said there was insufficient evidence to oust Sharif from power, but ordered the formation of the JIT to probe the claims.

Reports of disagreement between the civilian and the military leaderships this time dates back to October 6, when the Dawn in a front-page report claimed that civilian authorities have warned the Inter-Service Intelligence spy agency to act against militants or face global isolation.

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