Islamabad: A five judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday unanimously disqualified the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding his office in the Panama Papers case, the Dawn reported.
Supreme Court Justice Asif Saeed Khosa initiated announcing the court’s verdict on the Panama Papers case shortly after 12:00pm.
Apologizing for the delay, he gave the podium to Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, who headed the implementation bench.
Justice Khan said all material collected by the JIT would be sent to an accountability court within six weeks, and cases should be opened against Captain Muhammad Safdar, PM’s daughter Maryam and sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz as well as Sharif.
The judgement should be announced within 30 days.
According to the Dawn, the courtroom was filled to capacity as prominent politicians, lawyers and journalists crowded the room to hear the judges decide Sharif’s fate.
The twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi had been on high alert in anticipation of the SC verdict.
This story is developing.