Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office in a landmark decision on the Panama Papers case.


The Supreme Court of Pakistan has voted unanimously to disqualify Nawaz Sharif from the prime ministership and has referred his case to the country’s top anti-corruption authority for an investigation into his family’s offshore assets, as revealed in the Panama Papers.

Sharif’s removal comes one year before he was due to end his third term as Pakistan’s leader, and means his party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, will need to appoint an interim prime minister to serve until the next election in mid-2018.

“He is no more eligible to be an honest member of the parliament,” Judge Ejaz Afzal Khan said in court, according to a report by Arynews.


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