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Panama Papers case: Nawaz Sharif quits as PM after being disqualified by Pakistan SC

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday found Nawaz Sharif guilty in the Panama Papers case and disqualified him from holding public office in a unanimous verdict.

Sharif resigned from his post shortly after the judgement.

In a surprise move, the court also dismissed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, one of Sharif’s closest allies who has been credited with steering the economy to its fastest pace of growth in a decade.

Sharif’s ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, which has a majority in parliament, is expected to name a new prime minister to hold office until elections due next year.

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