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‘Stunned’ PM cancels plan to address nation after adverse judgment

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  1. save_ghenda

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    ISLAMABAD:

    The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz might have heaved a sigh of relief – for now. But the storm is not over yet, though the ruling party euphoric over the Supreme Court verdict in the Panamagate case.


    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif conferred with his top political and legal aides to review the post-verdict situation. “Beyond joy and jubilation, there is much more than meets the eye,” said a source with firsthand knowledge of developments in the ruling party’s circles.

    SC reserves judgment in Panamagate case

    According to the source, Sharif first decided to address the nation over the apex court verdict at 7pm on Thursday. But then he changed his mind on the advice of his legal wizards, who after skimming through the 549-page judgment discovered that “all is not well”.

    Sources said the ruling party was deeply concerned that none of the five judges on the apex court bench has given Premier Sharif or his family a clean chit. Two judges recommended Sharif’s disqualification, while the rest called for a further probe by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) while sharing strong observations against the Sharifs.

    The PML-N believes the JIT formation would allow the opposition parties – the PTI and the PPP in particular – to exploit the situation by resorting to street agitation in pursuit of their demand for Premier Sharif to step down.

    Panamagate judgement leaves Ishaq Dar in tight spot

    Moreover, the ruling party is also worried that the JIT would also comprise representatives from the security agencies which cannot be influenced, it is learnt.

    Speaking to The Express Tribune, Sharif’s Adviser Ameer Muqam, however, struck a happy note. “Truth has triumphed today,” he said. “Our prayers have been granted.”

    Asked about the bench’s strong observations regarding the Sharif family, he said: “I haven’t gone through the detailed judgment. Once I do, I’ll get back to you.”
     
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    He will try to influence the JIT, get the report tailored in his favour.
     
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    not only gov but opposition and courts are useless in this country too
     
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    I just found out that its going to be a new bench that will preside over the JIT report. So basically the drama will continue for a while
     
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    All is far from well!!

    In a nutshell, there were 5 judges who have were hearing the case, 2 of them are already convinced that NS is not Sadiq nor Ameen and declare that the wealth abroad have been accumulated by means that are not explained. 3 remaining judges of the panel have said that the PM and his family account and properties need to be investigated further and that an independent JIT need to look into the matter. IN short, no single judge have said that PM is innocent and the case is a sham and should be thrown out!! The PMLN leadership went euphoric either to send out the wrong message that PM have been cleared or out of there ignorance. It have worked quite well for them as well as a HUGE number of our people are disappointed in the system and feel as they have lost. YOU HAVEN'T!! A single judge is yet to declare PM innocent.

    Sure he will, but there is a strong political party that will keep pushing for transparency and keep demanding results, NS is not out of the woods, he is far from it!!
     
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    People like Ameer muqam mong phalli wala and Abid doodh wala can only dance and speak nonsense, i wonder they wud even understand whats written in the judgement.
     
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    They might be waiting for the urdu translated copies to come out.
     
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    Whats wrong with current bench? People who constitute the JIT should be independent people and not on payrol of govt.
     
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    Lol itne bache nahin hain. In saron ko pta hai kai SC nai lai li hai inki
     
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