Panama Papers: Pak Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif

KalingaTV News Network

Nawaz-SharifNew Delhi: In a big development, which may triggers chaos in Pakistan, the Supreme Court of the country orders filing of charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members in Panama Papers case, thus disqualifying him from holding office.

The case against the Prime Minister will be referred to the NAB (National Accountability Bureau). The SC, which gave a 5-0 unanimous verdict, has ordered filling of charges against Sharif and his family in six weeks.

Cases would be opened against Captain Muhammad Safdar, Maryam, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz as well as Nawaz Sharif within 30 days. The 2016 Panama Papers leak revealed that Sharif was involved in money laundering to buy assets in London in the 1990s.

The assets were being managed through offshore companies owned by Sharif’s children, as per the Panama leaks.

It is not immediately known who would replace Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Reports suggest that his brother Shahbaz Sharif could be the next PM.

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