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SC reserves verdict in Panama Papers implementation case

ISLAMABAD, JUL 21 (DNA) – Supreme Court (SC) on Friday reserved verdict in Panama Papers implementation case, probing money laundering charges against Sharif family after hearing arguments of both parties.

A three-member SC bench comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan resumed the hearing of Panamagate during which Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s children lawyer Salman Akram Raja completed his arguments whereas Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar’s counsel and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) representative Naeem Bokhari also put forward their stances.

During the proceeding, Justice Azmat Saeed said we will mull over the disqualification of PM Nawaz Sharif, adding that the court has clearly analyzed everything and that we want transparency in every issue. The court remarked that Ishaq Dar failed to satisfy court over his assets however, an investigation against him can be launched.

The bench further said they will announce the date for the final hearing later.

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