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Nawaz Sharif gets SC relief in Panama graft case

20 April, 2017 6:23 PM
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Pakistan Supreme Court probing into Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family’s alleged corruption in a case based on “Panama Papers” leaks on Thursday issued orders to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to further investigate the scam.

ISLAMABAD: Embattled Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif got a temporary breather from the Supreme Court on Thursday that said there was "insufficient evidence" to remove him from office but ordered setting up of a Joint Investigation Team to probe graft allegations against his family based on the Panama Papers.

PTI chief Imran Khan termed the decision "historic" and asked Sharif to resign until the completion of the investigation. "The decision to probe corruption of Nawaz Sharif and his children means that whatever explanation he had given in the SC regarding the source of income and the money trail has been rejected," said Khan. Former president and Pakistan People's Party leader Asif Ali Zardari expressed doubts that junior officers working under Sharif cannot deliver justice as part of JIT when the highest court failed to deliver justice.


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