A senior judge heading the panel hearing the review petitions of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif said today that the PML-N leader’s disqualification was based on unanimous decision by five-members of the bench.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who is heading the original five-member panel to review Sharif’s petitions, clarified that the final judgment was approved by all five judges.
The confusion was created as the court gave two verdicts in the Sharif corruption case on April 20 and July 28. Justice Khosa and Justice Gulzar disqualified Sharif on April 20 while three fellow judges demanded more probe and set up Joint Investigation Team.
Meanwhile Nawaz Sharif and his children were today asked to appear before an anti-corruption court on the 19th of this month in a case pertaining to the family’s company in the UK.
They were summoned after the National Accountability Bureau last week filed four cases against Sharif, his family members and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.