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Panama Papers Case verdict: Opposition parties summon consultative meetings

ISLAMABAD: Major opposition parties have summoned their meetings to tone up their political strategies ahead of the Panama Papers case verdict, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court will announce its verdict on the Panama Papers case at 2:00pm on Thursday (tomorrow).

Major political parties in opposition have summoned their top leaders to devise a strategy if the court decision backs the Sharif family or support the contention of the petitioners.

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and the party’s Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari have summoned a party top leadership meeting at Zardari House in Islamabad this evening.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), one of the petitioners of the case, has also summoned the party leadership meeting at Imran Khan’s Banni Galla residence to brainstorm over the upcoming court verdict.

The Supreme Court bench had reserved its ruling over the case on Feb 23, following daily hearings into the Panama Papers scandal, with the observation that their judgement would remain relevant and valid for years.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq and Awami Muslim League head Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had their petitions pleaded to the Supreme Court to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged mis-statements in his speech in the National Assembly on May 16 and in his address to the nation on April 5 last year, regarding investments made by his children in offshore companies that led to the purchase of four upscale flats in London.

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