Those rejecting JIT guilty of contempt of court - Marriyum

Supporters of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chant slogans following Pakistan's Supreme Court’s decision on a case related to Panama Papers leaks in Karachi

Those rejecting JIT guilty of contempt of court - Marriyum

On the occasion, information minister said under the Prime Minister's Education Reform Policy, curriculum is being revised to cater the changing tones of time in line with our national values and ideology.

Talking to media in Rawalpindi, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Imran Khan is playing "political games" whereas Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is also ready to accept the decision of joint investigation team (JIT).

The sources said that the prime minister also held an informal meeting with senior party leaders in the presence of legal experts to discuss the course of action in the light of the court's verdict, which had called for setting up a JIT to investigate the money trail of the Sharif family members' huge businesses and purchase of property overseas as revealed by the Panama Papers leaks previous year. Sharif is seen as pro-business.

"The prime minister will also answer all the questions of the JIT", she said.

In the wake of majority's decision, the Supreme Court issued a direction to set up JIT to investigate and submit its report within 60 days about Panama Papers allegations.

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The case against Sharif stems from documents leaked from the Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm, which appeared to show that his daughter and two sons owned offshore holding companies and used them to buy properties in London. The opposition accuses Sharif of failing to explain the source of offshore money and of lying to parliament.

The case surfaced previous year when The Panama Papers linked the Sharif family to offshore businesses.

In the wake of the Supreme Court judgement in the Panama Papers case, the Pakistan Peoples Party's Sindh chapter has chose to launch a "go Nawaz go" movement, saying protest sit-ins will be staged at all district headquarters.

They said the prime minister had already held a consultative meeting on Thursday night where it had been decided that the government would fully implement the verdict. "It was a close call for the prime minister", he told Reuters.

Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who eventually wrote a dissenting note in the judgement, famously drove home at the Metro Train project case hearing a week earlier, that the court judgement (in Panama case) would be "quoted for 20 years". "There is no clean chit for the prime minister, but for the time being he has been saved from being disqualified". "Definitely there should be accountability regardless of who is in power but it's important to have governments that sit out their terms because there is so much instability", Toor said.

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