Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif seeks review of court ruling


PV Desk : Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday sought a review of a Supreme Court decision that disqualified him from office over undeclared assets, an official from his ruling party said on Tuesday.
Sharif, 67, resigned during his third stint as prime minister shortly after the Supreme Court ruled on July 28 that he should be disqualified and ordered a criminal probe into his family’s wealth.
Jan Achakzai, a PML-N official, told Reuters Sharif had filed three separate appeals in the Supreme Court.
“It is our right to seek a review,” he said. “People of Pakistan haven’t accepted the decision.”
Achakzai said the same five-judge panel that decided on the disqualification would likely hear the review petitions.
Sharif’s disqualification stems from the Panama Papers leaks in 2016 which appeared to show that Sharif’s daughter and two sons owned offshore holding companies registered in the British Virgin Islands and used them to buy properties in London.