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Pakistan: Court Ruling Disqualifies Prime Minister From Office

Jul 28, 2017 | 19:34 GMT

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office July 28 for failing to disclose his role as chairman of Dubai-based firm Capital FZE when filing nomination papers for office in 2013. The judgment was part of the court's review of the recently concluded Joint Investigation Team's report into Sharif's finances, triggered by the Panama Papers leaks in April 2016. The courts also ousted Sharif's finance minister, Ishaq Dar, and ejected Sharif's son-in-law, Muhammad Safdar, from his seat in the lower house of parliament....

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