ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case related to the allegations against the Sharif family for their alleged money laundering and establishing properties abroad.
The Court also referred the graft case to Accountability Court. The bench also ordered the National Accountability Bureau to wrap up the case in six months.
Five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and including Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsen, announced the judgment. It was an unanimous decision by all the five judges.
The court, in its verdict directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to issue disqualification notification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with immediate effect.
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The landmark verdict was announced in Courtroom 1 of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The apex court also disqualified …