'SC verdict doesn’t prove corruption allegations against Nawaz Sharif'

Published: July 28, 2017
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Marriyum Aurangzeb. AN EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

Marriyum Aurangzeb. AN EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

Minutes after the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office over concealment of assets, former information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Friday that the verdict doesn’t prove any corruption allegations against the PML-N leader.

“Today’s Supreme Court verdict doesn’t prove corruption allegations against Nawaz Sharif,” she told reporters on Friday. “History bears witness that whenever Nawaz Sharif was removed from political scenario, the nation brought him back in Parliament with even more votes.”

The time is not far, she added, when Nawaz will become prime minister for the fourth time.

SC disqualifies PM Nawaz in Panamagate case

The PM’s family was named in the Papers, which comprised 11.5 million documents, showing how some of the world’s most powerful people have secreted away their money in offshore holdings.

While two judges had earlier recommended disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in their April 20 judgement, three other judges had recommended the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the ruling family offshore investments.

In its report, the JIT on July 10 found the family of living beyond means, concealment of facts and being beneficial owners of multiple offshore companies and recommended initiation of reference against the PM and members of the ruling family in the National Accountability Bureau.

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  • Ranjha
    Jul 28, 2017 - 1:26PM

    No. But that will come through in NAB proceedings. Don’t worry, let volume 10 open!Recommend

  • Mona
    Jul 28, 2017 - 1:38PM

    Is this character still on Nawaz Sharif’s payroll ?Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Jul 28, 2017 - 1:45PM

    And just how much evidence does this woman need to accept that Nawaz Sharif is one corrupt dude ??Recommend

  • Sabi
    Jul 28, 2017 - 1:48PM

    Nawaz Sharif is innocent sincere he has turned Pakistan into economic success. He should nominate a prime minister to implement his economic vision into reality that is Asian tiger.History will salute him.Recommend

  • adeel
    Jul 28, 2017 - 2:13PM

    Unfortunately, we still have these people who still support corruptionRecommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 28, 2017 - 2:55PM

    @Sabi: Sure…..in some parallel universe.Recommend

  • Abdullah Akhund
    Jul 28, 2017 - 3:14PM

    This woman is crazy !!!!!Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jul 28, 2017 - 5:45PM

    What an incredible state of denial! SC has just disqualified Nawaz for dishonesty and this woman says it does not prove corruption!

    Can anybody tell what medicine she takes? I also want to forget my worries sometimes?Recommend

  • Ahsan
    Jul 28, 2017 - 6:39PM

    How much more will people lie just to support their favorite political party. Our priority should be Pakistan not political parties. That’s the problem with this country people are associated with their favorites parties or ethnicity not their country.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jul 28, 2017 - 11:29PM

    This is premature…….let the full ruling be published and then we can see.
    It worth remembering the notorious criminal Al Capone of Chicago, was not caught on his numerous bank robberies or murders….but on tax evasions charge, and the courts in the ‘ spirit of the law ‘ delivered justice. Recommend

  • Such bolta hoon
    Jul 29, 2017 - 1:32AM

    Contempt of court!.Recommend

  • Parvez Gondal MD
    Jul 30, 2017 - 9:16PM

    She is taking some extremely good and locally-produced illegal drugs which makes her think that the sheriff is honest in spite of the fact that he was kicked out of the his position for being dishonest. He did that or she does not understand the language. Perhaps you needs to get a little bit more education to understand what Supreme Court has said. Nawaz Sharif will become the Prime Minister for the 4th time in her dreams all while she is smoking the drug.Recommend

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