Updated Apr 20, 2017 07:23pm

The best Twitter reactions to the Supreme Court's Panama verdict

A year after the Panama Leaks and five months after the Supreme Court hearing on the Panama case, the Supreme Court passed a judgement this afternoon stating that "a thorough investigation is required" into allegations of corruption by the Sharif family.

Taking this as a victory, the Sharif family is already [celebrating][2].

Because, well, Pakistan. Here's what Pakistanis had to say online:

1) Think the verdict is a joke? Haha. We have more where that came from

2) We are all Imran Khan/Gormint Aunty right now.

3) In the words of Sahir Lodhi, who gives you that right to differentiate? Who are you to decide? Are you some kind of demi-god?

4) When you're at a loss for words...

5) Post-verdict we got Salman Ahmad in the house...

6) ...and a gulab jaman in the mouth.

7) Guess it's good to be ready to celebrate... just in case:

8) Some are already thinking about our future generations


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Farid Lodhi Apr 20, 2017 06:44pm

Frédéric Bastiat, who said: "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."

SAQIB FARID Apr 20, 2017 07:09pm

When there is a CHAIR after retirement who will choose the Right way.

STHF Apr 20, 2017 07:37pm

@Farid Lodhi That is a really good quote. Will use someday.

really? Apr 20, 2017 07:55pm

@SAQIB FARID Justice Khosa did. His dissent note has been published in this same newspaper.

Asif Apr 20, 2017 08:36pm

@Nazrana Ghaffar, you made my day.....lol

Zaf Apr 20, 2017 09:17pm

We will remember this decision not for twenty years but for Centuries. What a shock! Have no word to express.

Princess_of_DHUMP Apr 20, 2017 10:31pm

Very pro PTI! A little subtlety would have been nice, DAWN

Abdulla Hussain Apr 20, 2017 10:59pm

Gulab Jamun has stuck neither in nor out. Face the sweet of your sowing.

prefer Honesty Apr 20, 2017 11:02pm

@Farid Lodhi So true.

Muhammad Munir Apr 20, 2017 11:30pm

Loved the gulab jamin in the mouth picture. He is celebrating not sure about the exact outcome.

aj Apr 20, 2017 11:37pm

@Farid Lodhi The truth nothing but the truth in your qoute. Well said

Munawar Apr 21, 2017 01:35am

@Farid Lodhi you nailed it

Uzair Apr 21, 2017 04:31am

@Farid Lodhi Nicely summarised...

احسن Apr 21, 2017 05:06am

@Farid Lodhi so you just wanted to show off by putting a fancy name there. Its such simple verdict, you don't need fancy names.

Sughra Saifuddin Apr 21, 2017 07:19am

A few more brilliants like Justice Khosa rise soon and the Sharifs are down the drain for good.

Bravo! Mr. Khosa

Shame! Sharifs

ahmed raza Apr 21, 2017 09:12am

This is great both parties are happy about the decision and are distributing sweets. However general public is confused.

ismail parvaiz Apr 21, 2017 09:54am


Aamer Apr 21, 2017 01:47pm

I dont get it why are they celebrating, the case hasn't been decided yet. It will come back to the court after 2 months. 2 judges already gave a verdict against the Prim Minister the other 3 didn't vote in his favour either.

ZAMAN CHANNA Apr 21, 2017 06:59pm

Gulab jaman at 1:59:59 pm.

mrashidhai Apr 21, 2017 07:31pm

Best comment by Sh. Rasheed; " Pappoo who has failed in 2 papers is declared pass".

Anis Sayani Apr 22, 2017 12:48am

Those who are not sincere to their profession do things like this.

khan Apr 23, 2017 01:14am

it is good for pakistan if nawaz sharif stays in power till next election. other wise he will get sympathy vote and come back. staying in power with panama . and be rejected by people like asif zardari