10 Not-to-be missed points of Nawaz Sharif's Panama Paper Verdict


New Delhi: Here is the nutshell of the Supreme Court's verdict today on Nawaz Sharif's Panama Paper verdict case which was filed by his political bete noire Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf head Imran Khan

- The controversy came in the picture when the so-called Panama Papers leak came in the picture last year. It claimed to spill the beans of the off shore dealings of world's rich and famous. The revelation came from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

- The Five-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has come out with a verdict which may pronounce trouble for the Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Three judges say further investigation needed; two judges say PM Nawaz Sharif should be disqualified.

- The Supreme Court has asked the joint investigation team 2-months time to complete the investigation

- As per the Constitution, if he is found no more truthful and honest, then he may have to resign while his party will continue in power.

- The political turmoil will improve the prospects of Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party. Insiders say that he is already planning his next action, keeping in mind the elections next year.

- The government is getting enough backlash internationally regarding its relationship with India and its not-so-amicable terms with the strong military back home.  

- Three of Nawaz Sharif's four children names are being dragged into the controversy and the main among the three is his political heir Maryam.

-Nawaz Sharif's party insists that the wealth under review was acquired legally through family businesses in Pakistan and the Gulf.

-In response to this Imran Khan says that the paper-trail for the funds is non-existent and that Nawaz is under obligation to prove that his family members are not involved in the money laundering

- Pakistan's troubles have mounted ever since Donald Trump has become the President and has taken a tough stand against terrorism. Pakistan is often blamed for inciting terror activities in the region and especially India.

News24 Bureau