Pak SC to announce Panama verdict on April 20

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 18 : Pakistan's Supreme Court will on April 20 announce the verdict on the Panamagate case in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family is facing corruption allegations.

The verdict is scheduled to be issued at 2 p.m. on April 20, which was also confirmed in a message by the public relations officer of the apex court, reports the Dawn.

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, who is one of the petitioners in this case, vowed to accept whatever verdict the great judges put forth, adding the further course of action will be discussed with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday.

The case filed by various petitioners - PTI chief Imran Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami emir Sirajul Haq and Sheikh Rashid Ahmed - essentially seeks disqualification of Prime Minister Sharif over his alleged misstatement in his address to the nation on April 5 and his speech before the National Assembly on May 16, 2016.

The petitioners claimed that the Prime Minister lied about the investments made by his children in offshore companies, which led to the acquisition of four apartments in London's upscale Park Lane neighbourhood.

Source: ANI