JI moves SC for PM’s disqualification

Separate petition has been filed in apex court after PM Nawaz was not made respondent in the case

News Desk January 16, 2017
A file photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: EXPRESS / FILE

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Monday filed a separate petition in Supreme Court (SC) for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification over Panama Papers scandal, Express News reported.

The petition was filed after the prime minister was not made a respondent in the ongoing case against Sharif family over its alleged involvement in the scandal.

The petitioner argued in the application that PM Nawaz adopted illegal means to send money abroad to purchase property and create offshore companies which is why the Sharif family was named in the leaks.

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The petitioner further argued that PM Nawaz purchased luxury apartments in London and did not pay tax on the purchase of the property. “The prime minister deliberately hid his property to avoid paying taxes which is why he should be disqualified,” the petition read.

A few days earlier, the JI had submitted another petition in the apex court, requesting that the premier be made respondent in the case “because only he can tell the truth.”


MAD | 6 years ago | Reply And the most confused party award goes too....
Mohammed | 6 years ago | Reply JI are desperately trying to piggy back on IK`s back. JI have played a double game all along and are now desperate to gain some credibility.
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