Pakistan: Supreme Court unanimously rules to disqualify PM Sharif

The Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad ruled to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Friday as a result of allegations of money laundering brought to light in the Panama Papers leaks. The five judges reached a unanimous verdict deeming that Nawaz had been dishonest to the parliament and courts in not disclosing his employment at the Dubai-based Capital FZE company in his 2013 nomination... Еще papers. Sharif has resigned following the decision. «It is the victory of 200 million Pakistanis, it is the victory of Imran Khan, victory for lawyers, victory for media, for labors, for farmers» said opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) president to celebrating crowds outside the court. Sharif's disqualification bars him from holding public office for life, meaning he would not be able to run in elections again. It is unconfirmed who will hold the post until 2018's general elections.

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