Two out of five judges declared Nawaz Sharif “dishonest” and voted in favour of his disqualification. This decision was outnumbered by three to two as the five-member bench agreed to form JIT within seven days, and present report within 60 days.
International media gave wide-scale coverage to the Panamagate case. Indian organizations as well as the western channels provided their insights on the highly anticipated verdict.
It must be mentioned here that according to the court ruling, PM Nawaz and his children have to appear before a JIT, comprising of the members of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Military Intelligence (MI).
While PM Nawaz said that he completely respected the court’s verdict, PTI Chief Imran Khan reacted that all five judges had rejected the evidence put forth by Sharif family.