Pakistan: Mario Puzo’s GODFATHER Quoted During Panama Leaks Case Verdict

Pakistan: Mario Puzo’s GODFATHER Quoted During Panama Leaks Case Verdict In The Supreme Court

Very rarely do we get to hear the Judge’s verdict on high profile cases, but this verdict would be the most well known and the most exemplary one as it consists a quote from Mario Puzo’s crime novel Godfather, which was also converted into an acclaimed motion picture directed by Francis Ford Copolla. Pakistan: Mario Puzo’s GODFATHER Quoted During Panama Leaks.

Pakistan: Mario Puzo's GODFATHER Quoted During Panama Leaks Case VerdictJustice Khosa of the Supreme Court of Pakistan headed the five member bench. The verdict was split 2:3, with the majority siding in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s favour. These were the words of Justice Khosa’s speech on the verdict:

“The 1969 novel ‘The Godfather’ by Mario Puzo recounted the violent tale of a Mafia family and the epigraph selected by the author was fascinating:

Behind every great fortune there is a crime. – Balzac.

The novel was a popular sensation which was made into an acclaimed film. It is believed that this epigraph was inspired by a sentence that was written by Honore de Balzac… as follows:

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.’

It is ironical and sheer coincidence that the present case revolves around that very sentence attributed to Balzac…”

The Panamagate Scandal has been the top discussed and most looked after case in the history of Pakistan, which has uncovered the secret of the Sharif family’s wealth and inheritance around the world. The Mario Puzo novel ‘Godfather’, and the Francis Ford Coppola film are no doubt a sensation around the world, but in Pakistan, the Panama Leaks case and the rise to power of the Sharif family is more sensational than any crime novel or movie combined.

Not much is known about Justice Khosa, but we now know that he is a man of good taste in literature, and movies as well.

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