Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Disqualified By Court

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was named in the Panama Papers investigation, has been disqualified from holding public office in a unanimous verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. It has also ordered a case against the prime minister to be referred to the NAB (National Accountability Bureau).

Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan said on the bench’s recommendation, all material collected by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) would be sent to an accountability court within 6 weeks. Also, cases would be opened against Captain Muhammad Safdar, Maryam, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz as well as Nawaz Sharif. Within 30 days, a judgement will be announced.