Justice Asif Saeed Khosa breaks silence over word "godfather" attributed to him against Nawaz Sharif
*ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court *Justice Asif Saeed Khosa who had heard the Panama case against Former PM Nawaz Sharif has finally broken the silence over the remarks attributed to him in the case.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has denied using the words like "godfather" against Former PM Nawaz Sharif during the course of court proceedings.
He on Wednesday, clarified that the Supreme Court never referred to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as ‘godfather’ in the Panamagate verdict.
He lamented that labels and statements are being attributed to judges out of context, and urged everyone to not repeat them. “Do not attribute that which has not been said by the apex court in its verdict,” he said.
Justice Khosa also urged media persons to exercise caution while reporting the court proceedings.
The three-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has also discharged contempt notice against Jang Group CEO Mir Shakil and others over alleged false news.
On April 20, The SC’s verdict on the Panama case left many with mixed feelings but the 549-page-long judgment chose a rather interesting way to begin its judgment on corruption allegations against the Sharif family — a reference to Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather which also went on to become Hollywood’s most famous modern classic.