The verdict on the much awaited Panamagate case will be given on April 20, confirmed the supplementary cause list released by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The verdict is scheduled to be issued at 2pm on April 20, which was also confirmed in a message by the public relations officer of the apex court.
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, one of the petitioners in the case, referred to the announcement as a “historical verdict of the sub-continent”.
“We will accept whatever verdict the great judges put forth,” said Rashid.
The case was filed by various petitioners — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami emir Sirajul Haq and Sheikh Rashid Ahmed — essentially seeks disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz 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.