Soon after the Pakistan Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, who was named in the Panama Papers investigation, has been disqualified from holding office, Indians on Twitter started questioning when the bigwig here named in the panama paper case will get convicted. Besides, #panamapaper is also trending after the verdict on Twitter with people trolling BJP and Nawaz Sharif together.
The verdict was announced by a five-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in Pakistan. Sharif was involved in money laundering to buy assets in London in the 1990s. The 2016 Panama Papers leak revealed that the assets were being managed through offshore companies owned by Sharif’s children.
The Panama Papers investigation was carried out by multiple news organisations after the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) shared files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The records had been obtained from an anonymous source by German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung.
In India, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, DLF owner, KP Singh and nine members of his family, promoters of Apollo Tyres and Indiabulls, Gautam Adani’s elder brother Vinod Adani and several others were named in the case. Here’s how Indian reacted after the Pakistan SC verdict:
Time to say two cheers to the Pakistani courts! And what happens to Indian Panama papers invgn? #NawazSharif
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 28, 2017
Pakistan Supreme court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif in #PanamaPapers . Simply stunning. In India #Panama papers ended up as a newspaper report
— Shakir Ahmad (@imshakirr) July 28, 2017
"When they ask you what happened here, tell them that the Pindi remembers. Tell them winter came for House Sharif.'#PanamaVerdict pic.twitter.com/tAQNhDt1ye
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) July 28, 2017
Disqualification of #NawazSharif is a lesson India must learn. In India those named in #PanamaCase disguise as nationalists.
— Haziq Qadri (@haziq_qadri) July 28, 2017
Wow , amazed to hear that pak supreme court dismissed #NawazSharif for being accused for #PanamaVerdict ,india should learn something ?
— SOURABH YADAV (@sourabhsky) July 28, 2017
& In India, Panama Paper Leak is irrelevant
What happened to Indians whose name appeared in it?#PanamaVerdict #PanamaCase #NawazSharif https://t.co/yp4YUWOShU
— Mannick Shah (@Aapka_Shah) July 28, 2017
In #India only sloganeering on corruption and black money and in Pakistan the heads roll. Good for its deomocracy & rule of law #NawazSharif
— Yasir Qureshi (@myqureshi) July 28, 2017
Amitabh Bachchan telling journalists not to ask about Panama papers. #PanamaCase https://t.co/8hSPoOcu7C
— Bullet Raja (@bulletRaja_) July 28, 2017
Amit Shah is just few phone calls away from making government in Pakistan.#PanamaVerdict #NawazSharif
— The Frustrated Indian (@FrustIndian) July 28, 2017