Friday, 28 July 2017

Panama Case Verdict Disqualified Pakistani Prime Minister on Corruption Charges

Supreme Court of Pakistan in a land mark judgment has disqualified the Prime Minister of Pakistan on his involvement in corruption scandal which was highlighted by Panama Papers in 2016. The Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Shareef, his two sons, daughter and his son in law were owning several offshore companies.

The Sharif Family made assets in different countries in recent decades of which they were unable to provide proper money trail. The Prime Minister and his family members faced criminal investigation before Joint Investigation Team which was earlier constituted on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

During the course of Investigation, the Joint Investigation Team was misguided by providing contradictory statements and documents by the Sharif Family. In addition to the corruption charges, the Sharif Family tried its level best to involve itself in the offenses of Forgery and Perjury both.

In the Judgment today, the Honorable Bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified the Prime Minister from his office as well as from the National Assembly of Pakistan. The orders so passed have been made with immediate effect.

Its a historical decision in Pakistani Legal System as well as in International Law whereby the Supreme Court has disqualified a Prime Minister on the charges of corruption.

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