Right of review petition for Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case: New developments reported from LHC

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Right of review petition for Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case: New developments reported from LHC

*LAHORE - A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court over giving right of review petition for Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case.*

*The two-judge bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) excused itself on Tuesday from hearing an appeal seeking the right of review petition for deposed premier Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case. *

According to details, the LHC bench, comprising Justice Shahid Kareem and Justice Abid Aziz Shaikh, refused to take up a plea requesting to grant the right of filing a review on the verdict of Panama case against Nawaz.

The petitioner, Advocate AK Dogar, claimed that the former prime minister was not given the right for an appeal under the Article 184 (3), which is against Islamic rules.

The petition stated, “Every individual has a legal and constitutional right to appeal,” hence, the prior order pertaining to the disqualification of the supreme leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz should be declared null and void.

The infamous Panama Papers case was initiated in 2016 against the then prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. The findings of the Joint Investigation Team in the case was central to the case and turned out to be a key reason behind the ouster of Nawaz from the public office.