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

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

Hasnaat Mailk February 21, 2018

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.



Shakeel Ahmad | 6 years ago | Reply 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!
Parvez | 6 years ago | Reply Was there anything wrong in what he said ...if he had said it .
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