SC decision to be implemented despite reservations: PML-N


ISLAMABAD, July 28 (TNS): The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) on Friday said the Supreme Court’s verdict in Panama Papers case will be implemented despite severe reservations.

“After the decision, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has immediately stepped down,” the PML-N spokesperson stated in a press release.

The spokesperson announced that all the constitutional and legal options will be utilized regarding the party’s reservations over SC judgment.

In a unanimous verdict, the five-member larger of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, asked the Prime Minister to step down and directed the Election Commission to de-notify Nawaz Sharif as Member of the National Assembly with immediate effect.

He has been disqualified for failing to mention his role in the UAE based Capital FZE company in his nomination papers of 2013 elections.

The apex court asked National Accountability Bureau to file references against the Prime Minister, his children, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Muhammad Safdar on the basis of JIT report in six weeks’ time.