The Panama Limbo, Saga nears it’s end?

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |

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Just as the court judge  Muhammad Bashir  came into the courtroom, all the lawyers that linked with PML-N ‘s party entered the room and encircled the judge’s bench, their argument was that the security forces that were outside the court,  stopped the lawyers from entering the room.

The lawyers tried to disrupt the court proceedings by blatant vandalism in turn holding up the hearing till 19th October 2017.

The lawyers were protesting in the court room, after the commotion  Judge Bashir  ended the court proceedings  and asked both the accused groups to leave the courtroom.

The judge adjourned the proceeding right after it started .

When PML-N’s party workers and lawyers heard that the proceedings had been adjourned by the judge the party workers dispersed.

On 9th October Maryam Safdar and captain (retired) Safdar were noticed to be put on trial on 13th October 2017.

On Thursday MNA captain (retired) safdar  and Maryam safdar  including their party left on a personal aircraft prior to the proceedings, Maryam Nawaz Sharif and MNA captain (retired) Safdar  reached the court  on Friday morning.

While Maryam Safdar was being questioned by the media about the hearing ,she shared her view that the interior ministry should take notice and should  come up with “a powerful plan” for these types of situations .

October 11 2017, Sharif’s sons were given 30 days to appear in the court, ordered by NAB.

Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz are consistently a no-show at the court , the court has ordered NAB to start the process whilst hinting issuance of warrants if they remained absent.

The accountability  court failed to initiate the case of Maryam Safdar and MNA captain (retired) Safdar due to hooliganism , whereas Hassan and Hussain Sharif’s case was being observed by the judges . While Nawaz Sharif’s process cannot be initiated because of his absence.

This was the position of the longstanding and perhaps, biggest corruption trial in Pakistan’s 70 plus year history till the October of 2017.

As the Panama Verdict lingers merely hours away and the entire Sharif clan is nested in London due to the ailing health of former first lady of Pakistan, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

The prverbial drop-scene of the Saga is about to unfold, Nawaz Sharif and Daughter Maryam Safdar’s request to postpone the announcement of the verdict till their own physical presence in the country has been rejected and now the nation waits with anticipation.

Will the fate of one of the biggest political family of Pakistan be sealed today or will they get a new lease on life… the nation will find out soon enough.

 

The writer tweets @Reb_ali_ous

 

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