Never referred to Nawaz as 'godfather' in Panamagate verdict: Justice Khosa

Published: February 21, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, on Wednesday, clarified that the Supreme Court never referred to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as ‘godfather’ in the Panamagate verdict.

He lamented that labels and statements are being attributed to judges out of context, and urged everyone to not repeat them. “Do not attribute that which has not been said by the apex court in its verdict,” he said.

Justice Khosa also urged media persons to exercise caution while reporting the court proceedings.

The Godfather made its way into SC’s Panamagate judgment

The three-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has also discharged contempt notice against Jang Group CEO Mir Shakil and others over alleged false news.

On April 20, The SC’s verdict on the Panama case left many with mixed feelings but the 549-page-long judgment chose a rather interesting way to begin its judgment on corruption allegations against the Sharif family — a reference to Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather which also went on to become Hollywood’s most famous modern classic.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • salman
    Feb 21, 2018 - 2:04PM

    If the quote has been included in the verdict it will be seen as a reference against accused! It cannot be seen in an isolation. The society respect you Sir, because of your fearless and upright statement and judgement. You have open a new debate in the media and probably have provided fuel to the fire.Recommend

  • Najeeb Afsar
    Feb 21, 2018 - 2:05PM

    Fortune of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet should now be considered questionableRecommend

  • Sikandar Butt
    Feb 21, 2018 - 2:10PM

    Yes he is right. He just want to add spice in the judgement ;).Recommend

  • Sacha Bandaa
    Feb 21, 2018 - 2:26PM

    Haha. Good judges. Used veiled sentences as crooked politicians do. Good use of the language they speak and understand. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 21, 2018 - 10:52PM

    Was there anything wrong in what he said …if he had said it .Recommend

  • Shakeel Ahmad
    Feb 25, 2018 - 2:45PM

    We do not bother regarding the remarks but the verdict it self has damaged Pakistan tremendously, the cost much higher than the two flats in London. What a sense of patriotism!Recommend

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