Sharif challenges Panamagate verdict

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Aug 2017 09:14:40


ISLAMABAD,

Aug 26,

(PTI),

PAKISTAN’S ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday submitted another review petition in the Supreme Court challenging his disqualification in the Panamagate case.Sharif, 67, stepped down after an apex court bench disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his office for possessing a work permit at the firm of his son in the UAE. The fresh review petition has been filed against the verdict of the apex court bench of July 28 and Sharif asked the court to declare its verdict void.

Sharif argued that he cannot be disqualified for not declaring his salary which had not drawn, as neither the company was mentioned in the petitions against him nor it could be termed as a salary under Pakistan’s income tax laws. In the fresh review petition, Sharif said that he was not bound to declare it in papers submitted with the Election Commission as under income tax laws only such a salary is declared which has been received by the filer.

Maryam begins campaign for Lahore by-poll on behalf of mother

LAHORE,

Aug 26,

(PTI),

MARYAM Nawaz, the political heir apparent of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has begun campaigning for the Lahore National Assembly seat by-poll which is being contested by her ailing mother. Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is under treatment for throat cancer in London, will contest the September 17 election for the National Assembly seat despite her ailment.

Maryam, 43, is likely to play a key role in campaigning for the election for the NA-120 seat which felt vacant after the Supreme Court disqualified Sharif on July 28 in the Panama Papers case. Maryam left from Jati Umra, the residence of the Sharif family, in a rally-like procession, the Nation reported. A large number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters accompanied Maryam.