FT – Nawaz Sharif ousted as Pakistan’s premier in corruption case

In 70 years of existence, Pakistan has yet to have a PM serve a full five-year term. PM Sharif’s predecessor was also ousted by the Supreme Court.

July 28, 2017

Pakistan’s supreme court has ousted Nawaz Sharif as prime minister in the culmination of a scandal over his family’s unexplained wealth, including apartments in London’s exclusive Mayfair.

The court ruled unanimously that Mr Sharif was “not honest” in disclosing all his assets when filing nomination papers for the 2013 parliamentary elections. The judges thus disqualified him from holding office under the terms of the constitution, which requires MPs to be “sagacious, righteous, non-profligate, honest and truthful”.

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