Panama verdict; where do we stand?

By: Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti

Finally the verdict of the apex court of the country came and made the country stunned. Simply because the most of the people were expecting something else. It is not our- the common folk’s- work to analyse the verdict whether it is up to the mark or not as it requires expertise and will certainly done and analysed by the law experts yet everybody gives their own point of view and no doubt it was and has been the most discussed issue for the people of country. Though no any single rivals of ruling PML-N seem happy yet they all call it defeat of the prime minister.

Co-Chairman Pakistan People Party Asif Ali Zardari commenting on the Panama Papers verdict has said that those distributing sweets over SC verdict should be ashamed of themselves. The Former President during his press conference today further said that the Prime Minister has no moral standing to stay, he should resign. Supreme Court verdict is a ‘joke with nation’. He has also  demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

PPP Senator and renowned lawyer Aitezaz Ahsan has said that there will be no use of forming the JIT while PM Sharif remains in power. Commenting over the today’s SC verdict he has further said that SC’s decision to set up a joint JIT to probe Panama allegations is tantamount to giving PM Nawaz Sharif a safe exit.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also considers the verdict their moral victory and will celebrate “Thanksgiving Day” (Youm-e-Tashakkur) and Day of Deliverance (Youm-e-Nijaat) on Friday (today) across Pakistan.On the other hand Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and the family members of the Sharif Family calls it a fair decision which-according to them- show their innocence. The social media activists are also very active in this regard and every person trying to be a reviewer and analyst commenting over the issue as they wish.