Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down


ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stepped down in line with the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The step will pave the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan to de-notify the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammed Nawaz Sharif as member of the National Assembly from Lahore, sources claim.

Earlier, the Supreme of Pakistan has disqualified the Prime Minister Mian Mohammed Nawaz Sharif in Panama papers scandal during a verdict on Friday noon in Islamabad. Mian Nawaz Sharif has been barred for life running for the public office.

The historic decision was announced by a five-member bench led by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. Justice Ejaz Afzal head of the three-member implementation bench has announced the judgement.

The decision was 5-0 and the Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan which held the sitting PM not capable of running the country in line with his obligations to the Constitution of Pakistan.

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