Unaccountable Fortune is Yield of Crime
April 04, 2016, was a remarkable date in the history of journalism, it was the date when International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published documents leaked from Panama based law firm, Mossack Fonesca, commonly known as Panama Papers.
It caused huge agitation throughout the world, and very noticeable figures had to resign from their offices on charges of corruption.
Pakistan however, remained behind in this race of justice and democracy. Finally A case was submitted into Supreme Court with petition numbers given below.
After a year of struggle, the SC finally announced the verdict that the verdict shall be announced after some two months.
20 April 20, 2017 or say 4/20 came at last, and the final verdict, consisting of 549 pages is announced. The Hon’ble started the opening paragraph of verdict, with excerpt and retrospective commentary on 1969 famous novel, The Godfather by Mario Puzo.
The excerpt is: “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.”
It is interesting to note that the Hon’ble Court didn’t stop here, the Judicial Troll goes on further stating that the origin of this QOL-e-Zarin (Golden Words) is a sentence written in French by Honoré de Balzac and its original version in French reads as follows:
Le secret des grandes fortunes sans cause apparente est un crime oublié, parce qu’il a été proprement fait.
“The secret of a great success for which you are at a loss to account is a crime that has never been found out, because it was properly executed”
While there is uproar of “انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون ” by Pakistan’s Religio-Political Party, Pakistan Awami Tehreek, (PAT), and others, it is very remarkable that the Hon’ble court has marked the ruling party in Pakistan, the Muslim League (Nawaz Group), especially the Sharif Family as the Mafia with their fortune as the outcome of the crime which never got accountable.
Now I present the screen clipping of the said page.
Facts on Panama Case:
Constitution Petition No. 29 of 2016,
Constitution Petition No. 30 of 2016 &
Constitution Petition No. 03 of 2017
Dates of Hearing: