SC rejects opposition’s plea to disqualify PM in panama papers case-Verdict has further strengthened democracy in the country
The five member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, announced its reserved judgment in the case in Islamabad on Thursday.The court ordered constitution of a Joint Investigation Team comprising members from Federal Investigation Agency, National Accountability Bureau, and Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, State Bank of Pakistan, ISI and Military Intelligence.The heads of these departments and institutions would recommend the names of their nominees for the JIT within seven days.The JIT shall investigate the case, collect evidence, if any against respondents.The respondents are required to appear and associate themselves with the JIT as and when required.The JIT may also examine the relevant evidence and material, if any, already available with the FIA and NAB.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said Imran Khan politicized and exploited Panama issue to abuse people, institutions, family and personality of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Marriyum Aurangzeb said PTI will have to answer the people of Pakistan for derailing the development process wastage of time.
Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq says Supreme Court verdict has further strengthened democracy in the country.
Pakistani community in the United States has hailed the court decision in Panama Papers case. President of "Pakistan Link" Hamid Malik termed the decision victory of democracy and justice.
Workers of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and masses will observe Day of Gratitude today on the verdict of Panama Papers case.
Host : Abdul Hameed Tabasum
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Analysts on Telephone
Engineer Ameer Muqam (Leader PML-N)
Supreme Court's decision in Panama Papers case is a victory of the people of Pakistan and the constitution of the country. Court's decision has vindicated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's stance of establishing a joint investigation commission to probe the matter. Attempt to disqualify the elected prime minister faced failure as the opponents tried to sabotage the people's mandate through unconstitutional means. Leadership of PTI wants to derail the progress of the country .Opposition has wasted precious time of the nation.
Rao Muhammad Ajmal Khan (MNA –PML-N)
Court's decision is in the best interest of Pakistan, the people, and democracy. Verdict has defeated the politics of agitation and allegations.Verdict historic that will lead to upholding the rules of law and constitution in the country. Majority decision is the real decision of the court. Pakistan is making progress under the leadership of the Prime Minister. The opposition forces wanted to derail democracy in Pakistan.