July 11, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Today came up with the most striking headline Tuesday after a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for money-laundering submitted its report to the Supreme Court.
‘ALHAMDULILLAH! SIGNIFICANT GAP…’ screamed the headline in the tabloid, along with a subheading – Declared income doesn’t add up to accumulated wealth, JIT tells SC’.
Dawn, as always remained conservative in its approach and ran the headline – JIT report carries seeds of upheaval.
On the other hand, Daily Times summed it all up in one word – Charged. The paper ran an image of the prime minister looking worried alongside its top story.
The News, served a contempt notice by the Supreme Court for an incorrect story on the JIT Monday, said - Sharif family assets more than income: JIT. It chose not to publish the prime minister’s picture.
The Nation had quite a bold headline saying, JIT jolts House of Sharifs. The paper published caricatures of the prime minister, his two sons Hussain and Hassan, and daughter Maryam.
The Express Tribune went eight columns with its headline: Damning indictment. It published a picture of JIT head Wajid Zia, as he arrived at the Supreme Court to submit the report.
Pakistan Observer, December 20, 2016