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Pakistan PM Resigns After Supreme Court Disqualifies Him Over Corruption Charges

(Last Updated On: July 28, 2017)

The office of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has confirmed his resignation from his post after the country’s Supreme Court disqualified him over corruption charges.

Sharif resigned immediately after the Court said he was not fit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into him and his family saying, they could not account for their vast wealth.

A spokesman for Pakistan Prime Minister has told that he stepped down to show his respect for the judiciary and rule of law despite of having reservations about the court order.

The verdict against Sharif comes after the Panama Papers leak in April 2016 revealed that three of Sharif’s children owned offshore companies and assets not shown on his family’s wealth statement.

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