Court Starts Hearings to Decide Prime Minister's Future


The JIT report said the financial structure and wealth of companies in Pakistan that are linked to the Sharifs also do not substantiate the family's wealth and a significant disparity exists between the wealth declared by the Sharifs and the means through which they generated income. Jahangir Khan Tareen and other party leaders were assisting the party's legal team led by Bukhari. Of course her name is very much in the Panama Papers too, something the opposition is fully milking, hoping it will "kill" any aspirations to perpetuate the Sharif dynasty - through her at any rate. He said that page number 73 that carries conclusive findings about flats was not mentioned.

There is more than some grain of truth in the arguments pushed by Sharif's PML-N that the JIT is a move to oust the prime minister and his government, with one year to go for the general elections.

PM Nawaz Sharif has also lost Chinese leaders faith because, "Some differences have emerged between Sharif and Chinese leadership: first on the issue of Karakoram toll tax collection and second on the tariff related to the coal power plants which China is constructing there". Since the report was published on Monday, the adversaries of the government have stepped up their criticisms and calls for Sharif to resign, although for the time being, he remains firm in the government.

Asif said that for making the country atomic power the government of Nawaz Sharif was removing under the worldwide conspiracy; however instead of unconstitutionally end of two governments, Nawaz Sharif again came into power with heavy majority.

The court has been asked to declare the report null and void by accepting their plea in the case.

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Prime Minister Sharif has made it clear he is unwilling to step down and wants to fight to the end, whatever the consequences.

"The premier has discharged his responsibilities in a better manner and no one should have doubts about his patriotism", added the CM.

The top court took up the case in October a year ago on petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Awami Muslim League and Jamaat-e-Islami and reserved the verdict in February after conducting hearings on a daily basis. "If a man raises enough hue and cry, he is yearning to become prime minister".

Of these 15 cases, three were filed during the 1994 and 2011 tenures of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and 12 were prepared during the tenure of Pervez Musharraf, who toppled Sharif's government in October 1999 in a military coup. The minister said that the JIT report carries no weight and it has based its report on certain evidences that are beyond facts. Sharif was originally nurtured by the military as a civilian politician who would protect their interests, and he served as prime minister twice in the 1990s. Asif said that we will succeed in the court; however those who had staged sit-ins will face disappointment again. As Zafarullah Khan, the minister of state for law and justice and a top aide to Sharif, said in an interview: "There is no precedent of the court using Article 62 and 63..."