Sifting through the chain of events that have unfolded in Pakistan in the last one year and more, it is evident that the army, under General Raheel Sharif, had rescued Sharif and his government from the siege that was laid by opposition leader Imran Khan and Canadian-Pakistani cleric Maulana Quadri.
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which probed into the murky offshore business dealings of the Sharif family, has found a massive increase in the wealth of its members between 1992 and 1993 - the time when Nawaz Sharif was the prime minister of the country.
Khawja Harris on behalf of Sharif filed a response to the JIT report, rejecting its findings and accusing it of bias and violation of the original mandate.
However, the few are expecting the judges to dismiss the case after the JIT submitted a damaging report into Sharif's family wealth. The party leaders and spokespersons were also briefed about the stance on Panama case.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on his behalf separately submitted objections over the JIT report in the Supreme Court registrar's office.
Sharif has denied any wrongdoing after the JIT's report alleged his family's vast wealth was beyond their means, and accused his children, including daughter Maryam Nawaz, of signing forged documents to obscure the ownership of four posh London flats. However, the issue of impartial accountability becomes problematic when more than 400 other citizens whose names also appeared in the Panama Papers are let off the hook.
The information surfaced a year ago in the Panama Papers leak, prompting major protests by the opposition in Pakistan. "So far Sharif has refused to quit, calling the investigators" report a compilation of "allegations and assumptions".
The publication of a report from the commission that investigated the financial assets of the prime minister's family on the British Virgin Islands has created political chaos in this Muslim country.
Sources claim the family has started contacting its previous legal team on the advice of Khawaja Haris, who is supervising the legal strategy in connection with the JIT report and he is continuously in touch with Premier Sharif and his family for the last two months. He criticized the JIT report and reaffirmed that he will defend his innocence and that of his family.
The bill was delayed for years and to muster wider support for its passage Maryam helped organize a screening at Prime Minister's House of a grim Oscar-winning documentary, "Girl in the River", about an attempted honor killing in Pakistan.
He maintained Nawaz Sharif had himself promised that he would step down if any evidence comes out against him but now he was reluctant to fulfill his own words when plenty of evidence was available. It then ordered a probe by the JIT, which included representatives from military intelligence agencies. "Army has no role in the process". But the military denied this saying, "the Pakistan army is not directly connected".
According to the Times of India, Government circles in New Delhi seem to agree as they brace for what might turn out to be possible post-Sharif scenarios.