Twitter reacts to Panamagate verdict

Published: April 20, 2017
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif breathed a sigh of relief in response to the Supreme Court verdict on the Panamagate case that allowed him to continue in office by the narrowest of margins, the nation took to Twitter to express its reaction.

Just two hours before the Supreme Court of Pakistan announced the verdict, PM Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said she’s “amazed and humbled” by the “overwhelming support” for the prime minister.

“Whatever the verdict, I’m amazed and humbled to see the overwhelming support for Nawaz Sharif. For a leader, that’s the most prized possession,” the premier’s daughter tweeted.

After the verdict, which allowed PM to stay in power pending a probe by a JIT, Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter to thank her father’s supporters. In the pictures she posted, the PM was seen hugging his younger brother, Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif.

Some questioned why PML-N was celebrating, seeing that the verdict did not clear the Sharif family of corruption.

Some pointed out how it was a favourable result for the PML-N despite the JIT probe.

Other didn’t think as much.


PPP politicians had some strong views, claiming the verdict shows the SC has a bias towards the PML-N.

Shahbaz Taseer summed up the situation pretty well.


Prior to the verdict, the nation took to Twitter to express their views.

The wait was real..

Some took the opportunity to continue to troll PML-N.

Some brought in a touch of Bollywood, while others had no hope

…and then there were loyalists


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Reader Comments (6)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 20, 2017 - 3:33PM

    IF every one wants Nawaz to leave his post then who is the better PM . who else is fit to take this post . NS is the only politician from Pak known world wide . Bhutto is still young , Imran khan has no experience .Recommend

  • Bilal
    Apr 20, 2017 - 3:38PM

    We better include this decision of supreme court in school text books, that’s the only way people are going to remember this decision for decades.Recommend

  • Basheer Pakistan
    Apr 20, 2017 - 3:50PM

    @Bunny Rabbit:
    And you my friend need to be educated wellRecommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 20, 2017 - 4:55PM

    @Basheer Pakistan:
    OK and now answer my Q . who is a fitter PM than NS in Pak today ? Hes a world wide known figure with experience . Recommend

  • Alien1
    Apr 20, 2017 - 6:13PM

    China congratulated Nawaz for wining the case.Recommend

  • islamabad
    Apr 21, 2017 - 10:14AM

    @bunny rabbit
    you fool or acting?Recommend

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