Another elected PM sent home but only to see him return with greater force, says Maryam Nawaz

Sharif was disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution. The articles state that a member of Parliament should be "truthful" and "righteous". "He is disqualified as a member of the parliament so he has ceased to be holding the office of Prime Minister,"Justice Khan said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2017 5:16 pm
nawaz sharif, maryam nawaz sharif, panama papers, panama paper investigation, pakistan pm nawaz sharif,panama papers scandal, supreme court of pakistan, nawaz sharif quits Maryam further said that today the party will pave the way for Nawaz Sharif’s resounding victory in 2018 and then he will be unstoppable.(Image source: Maryam Twitter handle)

Post Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepping down after he was disqualified from holding public office in a unanimous verdict by the Supreme Court on Friday, his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who is also facing graft charges expressed disapproval and said, “Another elected Prime Minister sent home, but only to see him return with greater force and support and soonest.”

In a series of tweets, Maryam further said that today the party will pave the way for Nawaz Sharif’s resounding victory in 2018 and then he will be unstoppable.

The prime minister was named in the Panama Papers investigation which showed that Sharif and his family were allegedly involved in money laundering to buy expensive assets in London in the 90’s through offshore companies.

According to a PTI report, it is the third time the 67-year-old veteran politician’s term as premier has been cut short.

The much-awaited SC verdict plunged Pakistan into a political crisis at a time when the country is facing a brittle economy and a surge in militancy. The unanimous verdict was delivered by a five-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and read out by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan inside the packed courtroom 1 of the Supreme Court, while a large number of opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers celebrated outside.

Sharif was disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution. The articles state that a member of Parliament should be “truthful” and “righteous”. “He is disqualified as a member of the parliament so he has ceased to be holding the office of Prime Minister,”Justice Khan said.

The Supreme Court further ordered the National Accountability Court to start a corruption case against Sharif and his sons Hussain, Hassan and his daughter Maryam. It also ordered that the cases against should be registered within six weeks and trial be completed within six months.

With PTI Inputs

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    RS
    Jul 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm
    If he is disqualified today then why should he be allowed to run in 2018, Nawaz Shrif should be banned for life. He does not have the good moral character to lead his country. Political families both in India and Pakistan are a curse on the people. They lie, they cheat and they steal from the public, from the country and from the future of their citizens. There should be a law to BAN sons and daughters of politicians from holding political office. Crooks are bad even for one generation we should do everything to stop this multi-generational scam of political heirs. Just like in India, with political offspring, in Pak-is-tan Nawaz's daughter is also under suspicion for corruption. These political decedents who purse politics in BOTH countries should locked up for good away from public view.
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      fahad
      Jul 28, 2017 at 10:36 pm
      Corrupt father n so corrupt his daughter.
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      1. Jayakumar Diwakaran
        Jul 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm
        Why there is no control moderation on abusive anti -India comments by people especially Pakistanis ? What sort of freedom of expression is this. I have tried a million times commenting on Pak newspapers but they dont publish comments portraying Pakistan badly our papers allow pakis to say whatever they wish so.
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        1. Subash Chander
          Jul 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm
          Surprisingly, Napakistan has also started acting against corruption charges and this time the target is Mian Nawaj Sharief. It appears that he would be tried and blamed too. Thus his political career ends here itself.
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            Suhan
            Jul 28, 2017 at 6:50 pm
            Modi's friend disqualified. soooo sad.
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            Omar Sadiq
            Jul 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm
            Abay chup kar i aurat!
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              Somar Haadis
              Jul 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm
              Abe Gaddhe Porki Dukkar, tum chup kar. Napunsak !!!
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                Omar Sadiq
                Jul 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm
                Tere kyon gaa nd may mirchi lag rahi hai chu tiay bakht??? Hijray!!!
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