Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif steps down after Supreme Court ruling
Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif has stepped down after the supreme court disqualified him from holding office over allegations of corruption and ordered criminal charges to be filed against him and his family.
A five-judge panel said in a unanimous decision that Mr Sharif was disqualified for not remaining "truthful and honest" after considering evidence against him.
It also ruled that thrice-elected Mr Sharif could no longer serve as a member of the National Assembly, a powerful lower house of the parliament.
The court directed the country's anti-corruption body to file... read more
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