Nawaz Sharif files three separate petitions in SC for review and halting further implementation of verdict in Panama Papers case


ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has filed three separate petitions in the supreme court for review and halting further implementation of the verdict of the five member bench of the apex Court in the Panama Papers case.

In the review petitions, the former prime minister has prayed to dismiss pleas of Imran Khan, Sirajul Haq and Shaikh Rashid.

Nawaz Sharif argued that the July 28 decision should have been given by a three-member bench since Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed’s jurisdiction had expired after their dissenting judgement on April 20.

The former prime minister also contested the definitions of the terms “receivable”, “asset” and “salary” used by the bench in July 28 decision.

The petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court by Khawaja Haris advocate.

The five-member Bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa handed down its verdict on 28th of the last month disqualifying the ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif.