Panama Papers leaks case: Pakistan SC to give verdict on Friday

The five-judge bench will announce the decision at 11.30 a.m

world Updated: Jul 27, 2017 23:06 IST
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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to reporters outside the premises of the Joint Investigation Team in Islamabad on June 15, 2017. (AP)

Pakistan’s Supreme Court will announce its verdict in the Panama Papers leaks case involving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family on Friday, the courts registrar has said.

The five-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will announce the decision at 11.30 a.m, which was reserved on July 21, Dunya news reported.

While two judges recommended disqualification of Sharif in their April 20 judgement, three other judges had recommended the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe his family’s offshore investments.

The JIT reportedly recommended Sharif’s disqualification to the apex court earlier this month. The top court had reserved its decision.

First Published: Jul 27, 2017 21:00 IST