Hussain, Hassan, Cap (retd) Safdar file review petitions against Panama Papers case verdict

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 25 (APP): Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz the
children of Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Captain (retd)
Muhammad Safdar on Friday filed review petitions challenging the Supreme Court verdict
in the Panama Papers case.
The review petitions have been filed by Advocate Salman Akram Raja on behalf of
Nawaz Sharif’s children.
The court was requested to set aside its directive to the National Accountability
Bureau (NAB) to file references against the Sharif family relating to the Avenfield
properties in London.
They also appealed the court to stay the filing of the reference against the
applicants until the review petitions are heard and decided.
Hussain, Hassan, Maryam and Captain Safdar have each filed two petitions ,one
challenging the judgement of the five-member SC bench, and the other against the
verdict reserved by the three-member Panama Papers implementation bench.
The petitions stated the report submitted by six men joint investigation team (JIT)
was incomplete and contrary to the requisites of justice.
The investigation did not merit filing of references against the petitioners, read the
applications, adding that their rights will be comprised by SC’s findings that were based
on the JIT report.
The petitions question how the SC could order NAB to file a reference against Captain
Safdar when there is no accusation or proof against [him] for the purchase of London
flats.
Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar have
already submitted their review petitions before the Supreme Court on August 15 and 21
respectively.