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Sharif got salary from UAE-based firm: Pakistan Supreme Court

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Islamabad : Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday observed that documents submitted in the Panama Papers case proved that then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif received a salary from a UAE-based company in August 2013.

The observation came as the apex court’s five-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, resumed hearing of the review petitions filed by the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar against the July 28 judgement that ousted Sharif from office, Geo News reported. Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan are the other members of the apex court bench. Senior counsel Khawaja Haris, representing Sharif, argued that his client never claimed to receive any salary from FZE Capital.

Asserting that a proper trial was needed for the lawmaker’s disqualification, Haris argued that if just his election was termed void then Sharif would only have been barred for one term.