Hello. The government and the judiciary seemed to be on a collision course on Thursday after a Supreme Court judge likened the ruling party to the Sicilian mafia, prompting the government to accuse the judge of violating his oath of office and bringing a bad name to the country. A visibly perturbed Supreme Court bench on Thursday took strong exception to an outburst from a ruling party loyalist, equating it with threats that the Sicilian mafia used to issue to the judges and their families in Italy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's younger son, Hassan Nawaz, on Friday made his first appearance before the joint investigation team JIT constituted by the Supreme Court to probe the Panama Papers case. Leading lawyer Sharifuddin Pirzada passed away after a long illness on Friday in Karachi. Sindh High Court temporarily suspended all legal proceedings after Pirzada's death. Pirzada was secretary to Pakistan's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the 1940s. stay tuned. The Team.

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