PM Chairs High Level Meeting to Discuss Situation after Verdict

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Islamabad (July 27, 2017) A high level meeting is underway in PM House under the chair of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

According to the details, a very crucial meeting is underway in PM House to discuss the current scenario specially after the SC release, which says that Panamagate verdict would be announced tomorrow in the first half. The meeting is discussing the post verdict scenario and government options.

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Sources told Abb Takk that CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Ministers and Senior Party Leadership are present in the meeting to discuss the possibilities of tomorrow’s decision.

The meeting is also being attended by Attorney General and legal team of Prime Minister, who are discussing different legal meticulous points with Prime Minister and his team.

Sources further told that CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif told the details of his meeting with Choudhry Nisar earlier in the day. According to him, though Nisar has some reservations with the party leadership but he is determined to stay and not going to resign.

Earlier Supreme Court issued a Release and informed that the Panamagate verdict will be announced tomorrow at 11.30 pm.

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According to the recent information, the Five Member Bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan will announce its verdict in the Panama Papers implementation case at 11:30am on Friday.

The decision of the implementation case will be announced by a five-member bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan.The apex court had concluded hearing the case and reserved its judgement on July 21.

The JIT, formed in light of the apex court’s April 20 judgment to probe the Sharif family’s money trail, submitted its 60-day investigation report to the court on July 10. The report highlighted the failure of the Sharif family to provide a money trail for its London apartments and claimed the prime minister and his children own assets beyond their known sources of income.Following the report’s submission, the special bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, issued notices to the parties to submit their responses.

The decision was reserved on July 21 by the bench after submission and hearing of responses by the involved parties.

The petitioners included Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed and Jamaat-e-Isami head Sirajul Haq while the respondents include the prime minister, his family members, and several government officials and departments.Hearing the Panama Papers case since last year, a five-judge Supreme Court bench delivered its much-anticipated verdict in the case on April 20.

In a 3-2 split decision, the majority judges determined that the available evidence was insufficient to disqualify the prime minister outright and directed for the formation of a JIT to investigate the case and collect evidence, if any, showing that “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or any of his dependents or benamidar owns, possesses or acquired assets or any interest therein disproportionate to their known means of income”.

The apex court also observed that after the JIT’s final report is presented, “the matter of disqualification [of Nawaz Sharif] shall be considered”.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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