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Nawaz Sharif challenges Panama verdict

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Published Aug 16, 2017, 2:00 am IST
Updated Aug 16, 2017, 4:08 am IST
Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday filed a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Panama leaks case.
Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
 Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday filed a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Panama leaks case that disqualified him last month. A copy of the decision has also been sought from the top court and Mr Sharif’s children are also likely to file separate petitions. A five-member bench had disqualified Mr Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children.

“By signing the final order of the court” on July 28, Justice Ahmed and Justice Khosa “have actually passed two judgments in the same case, which is unprecedented in judicial history,” reads the appeal petition. Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court issued notices to Mr Sharif and 11 federal ministers over contempt of court petition. A petition was filed by advocate Azhar Siddiq on behalf of Amna Malik in which it was stated that Mr Sharif delivered anti-judiciary speeches during his rally.

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