Accountability court summons Ishaq Dar in assets' reference on September 20

Accountability Court summons Sharifs on 19th

Accountability court summons Ishaq Dar in assets' reference on September 20

The court observed that Sharif did not submit any documentary evidence to substantiate his oral claim of not using any salary from Capital FZE.

The heated debate on whether disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution is for life, that began following the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, briefly surfaced in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Pakistan's Supreme Court said on Tuesday that a five-judge bench will be formed to hear the review petitions of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his children, son-in-law and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar against the July 28 Panama Papers case verdict.

The top court disqualified Sharif in July for failing to declare unclaimed wages earned as an executive of his son's company in the assets statement he filed along with his nomination papers for the 2013 general election.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan after hearing the arguments of Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Nawaz Sharif's children, and Khawaja Haris, counsel for Sharif, sent the matter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar. "How can court admit verbally that Nawaz Sharif did not get any salary", asked Justice Afzal.

On Wednesday, the court also admitted that the petitioner could cross-examine members of the JIT during the NAB trial.

The counsel contended that cases could not be filed against the Sharif family on the basis of the JIT report, which he said was "incomplete".

Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa observed that the apex court had in the past provided relief to Nawaz Sharif over violation of fundamental rights and the impression should not be given that the Supreme Court has become a complainant against the Sharif family.

Sharif and his family are unlikely to appear as they have already stated that they would not appear before the NAB courts until the decision by the apex court about the review petitions.

Justice Azmat Saeed remarked that the counsel should have faith in the court not the streets.

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