Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday found Nawaz Sharif guilty in the Panama Papers case and unanimously disqualified him as prime minister in a unanimous verdict.
The verdict was pronounced in court room number 1 by a five-judge bench.
The Pakistan Supreme Court also ordered a case be filed against Sharif.
A five-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa announced the decision and ordered a fresh investigation into the Sharif family’s wealth by the National Accountability Bureau, as per sources.
Notably, Sharif’s party currently has no clear successor in place. Daughter Maryam does not hold public office, while his brother Shahbaz Sharif, the current chief minister of Punjab province, holds only a provincial seat.