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Supreme Court adjourns Panamagate hearing till Tuesday

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family would either get a green signal to continue ruling the country till 2018 or they will be shown a red light and face the trial by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

PM Nawaz, his sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, daughter Maryam Nawaz, son-in-law Capt. Safdar and other people were questioned by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) regarding the offshore companies.

The apex court is hearing the arguments of Sharif family’s counsel in the Panamagate scandal, a week after the JIT formed by the SC to probe the offshore assets of the ruling family submitted its final report.

According to some political experts, the premier would be either put on trial on corruption charges, or even get disqualified. However, few expect the judges to dismiss the case after the six-member JIT tabled a damaging 254-page report into his family wealth.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.