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Pakistan top court disqualifies PM Sharif from office over corruption case

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 28, 2017-

Pakistan's Supreme Court has dis qualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from from holding public office over corruption case on Friday, reported BBC.

The Pakistani Prime Minister was disqualified from office after a damning corruption probe into his family wealth, cutting short his third stint in power.

According to Reuters, Pakistan's apex court dismissed Sharif after an investigative panel alleged his family could not account for its vast wealth. Domestic media reported a criminal investigation would also be launched against the premier and his family.

"He is no more eligible to be an honest member of the parliament, and he ceases to be holding the office of prime minister," reported Reuters quoting Judge Ejaz Afzal Khan said in court.

The decision, according to BBC, comes amid heightened security in the capital, Islamabad.

Pakistani PM Sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoing in the case, reported BBC.

Likewise the Pakistan's Supreme Court also disqualified incumbent Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from office, reproted Reuters attributing to the state-run TV.

Published: 28-07-2017 13:11

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