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Nawaz Sharif wants Supreme Court to review its decision; files three appeals

After organizing a show of strength by organizing massive public rallies in Pakistan, ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif now wants the Supreme Court to change its decision in the Panama Papers case. It may be recalled that the Supreme Court of Pakistan had earlier disqualified Sharif, as per evidence provided in the Panama Papers case. The case was heard by a five-judge bench and the bench had ruled that Sharif stands disqualified from his post of prime minister. The bench also said that corruption cases will be filed against Sharif and his family members including his son and daughter. A couple of days back, Sharif had even said that he will bring in legislation that would ban the prosecution and ouster of the country’s prime minister. Such statements show the absolute lack of democratic principles in Pakistan.

Now, Sharif has filed three petitions, asking the Supreme Court to change its decision. The petitions have been filed by Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Harris in the Lahore registry of the apex court. The petitions were to be filed earlier, but lawyers took more time than expected to prepare the case. Harris has submitted relevant documents related to the iqama — a United Arab Emirates work visa. This was the main reason why the bench had disqualified Sharif in the first place.

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