Sharif family members challenge SC’s Panamagate verdict


Islamabad, August 25 (TNS): Sharif family members, named in Panamagate case, on Friday filed review petitions challenging the Supreme Court’s landmark verdict of July 28.

The court was requested on Friday to set aside its directive to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file corruption references against Hussain, Hassan and Maryam and Mohammad Safdar relating to the Avenfield properties in London and different offshore companies.

In the meantime, the Supreme Court should stay the filing of the reference against the applicants until the review petitions are heard and decided, the petitions state.

Each of Sharif family members have filed two petitions — one challenging the judgement of the five-member SC bench, and the other against the verdict reserved by the three-member Panama Papers implementation bench.

The petitions have questioned the probe carried out by the six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on court orders, saying it was “incomplete” and contrary to the requisites of justice.