NAB chief calls crucial meeting to implement Panama case verdict

  • Qamar Zaman Chaudhry called meeting on Monday to discuss the strategy in the light of Panama verdict
  • Five-member bench of Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif for concealing assets

ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has summoned a meeting on Monday to discuss the implementation of the landmark Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case.

The meeting by the country’s graft buster will be attended by the bureau’s deputy chairman, prosecutor general, director general operations and director general Rawalpindi, reported media channels citing sources.

‘NAB has yet to receive a copy of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the case’ it said.

A day earlier, the Supreme Court announced its verdict in the Panama Papers case unanimously disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from public office.

Panama Case verdict: Supreme Court disqualifies PM Nawaz Sharif

In the verdict, all five judges ruled to send references against Nawaz Sharif, his children Maryam, Hussain and Hasan, son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar and Ishaq Dar to an accountability court.

The court ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file a reference against the accused in an accountability court in six weeks and directed for the trial to be wrapped up within six months.

The ruling PML-N has started deliberations to decide the next premier for the country and as per current reports, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif would fill the top slot.