Islamabad (24 News Exclusive): The Panama Case verdict is expected in a few hours today, and the Supreme Court is under the limelight for its expected decision, 24 News HD.
The scheduled announcement will take place at 2:00 pm today, and is expected to have far-reaching implications.
The Panama Papers corruption scandal was uncovered last year, in which the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s children were alleged to have illegal offshore bank accounts and to have conducted illegal property transactions as well. The media attention that the case generated was due to its complexity and also because of the nature of people involved in it.
There can be several outcomes of the case:
- The PM can be held ineligible to hold office by the SC.
- The PM and his children can be cleared of all charges.
- The SC can order further inquiry into the case and order the decision to be made on a later date.
The decision, regardless of its outcome, has the potential to change the course of history, as it would be a major step in the process of giving independence to the judiciary.