PML-N seeks judicial system’s review after court upholds Panamagate verdict

  • Talal Chaudhry says apex court did not evaluate their points against the July 28 verdict
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is considering an option to review the judicial system of country where a common man how can get justice if a prime minister is unable for it.

PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry raised the voice soon after the Supreme Court on Friday upheld former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by rejecting all review petition filed by Sharif family and Ishaq Dar, adding that the party is talking about calling a grand national dialogue to review the judicial system.

Talking to a private news channel, he said that the apex court did not review the pleas made in petitions by the applicants, adding that the court did not consider their points against the July 28 judgement.

The party will discuss the matter in a meeting and take decision regarding all available political and legal option after consultation.

SC rejects review petitions against Panamagate verdict

Expressing his views after verdict on review petitions, PML-N leader Barrister Zafarullah vowed to amend Article 184/3 of the Constitution to give a right of appeal against apex court’s decision.

He added that the government will present the bill in National Assembly and get it approved.

It is important to mention that former prime minister will have a right to file an appeal against Panamagate verdict after the amendment.

Supreme Court on Friday threw out all review petitions filed by Sharif family and Ishaq Dar against the Panamagate verdict that had disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ordered filing of NAB reference against the ruling family.

A five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Gulzar Ahmad reserved the verdict earlier today after holding three hearings.

In his short judgement, the court ordered to uphold the July 28 verdict regarding disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that reasons behind rejecting the petitions will be informed in detailed judgement later.

Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz, Captain Safdar and Ishaq Dar had filed the petitions seeking review of the July 28 judgement and appointment of a supervisory judge for NAB references.

On July 28, the apex court had disqualified former premier for not being honest and ordered his and his children’s trial at an accountability court.