Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Capt. Safdar filed petitions against Panama verdict

The three children of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif — Hussain, Hassan and Maryam — and his son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar have filed review petitions challenging the Supreme Court’s verdict of July 28 in the Panama Papers case.

The court has been requested to set aside its directive to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file corruptions reference against Sharif’s children and son-in-law relating to the Avenfield properties in London and different offshore companies.

In the meantime, the Supreme Court should stay the filing of the reference against the applicants until the review petitions are heard and decided, the petitions state.

Hussain, Hassan, Maryam and Captain Safdar have each filed two petitions — one challenging the judgement of the five-member SC bench, and the other challenging the verdict reserved by the three-member Panama Papers implementation bench.

The petitions have questioned the probe carried out by the six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on court orders, saying it was “incomplete” and contrary to the requisites of justice.

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