- Title: Peshawar residents cheer PM Sharif's departure
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (JULY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) MEMBERS OF LEGAL FRATERNITY GATHERING OUTSIDE PESHAWAR HIGH COURT VARIOUS OF CROWD CHANTING: "GO NAWAZ, GO!" CROWD THANKING GOD ON THEIR KNEES CROWD SHARING SWEETS AND CHANTING: "GO NAWAZ!" CROWD THANKING GOD ON THEIR KNEES RESIDENTS GATHERED OUTSIDE SHOPS DANCING AND CHEERING (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) LOCAL ADVOCATE, BASHIR KHAN, SAYING: "The ruling that has come today will, God willing, close the avenues of corruption. Today the biggest thief in this country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has been caught. And we hope that after this court ruling, God willing, that the accountability of all the other corrupt people, all the corrupt politicians, all the corrupt bureaucrats, all the corrupt people in other departments, will also begin from today." VARIOUS OF PARTY WORKERS OF IMRAN KHAN DANCING (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) SENIOR LEADER OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI, MUSHTAQ AHMED, SAYING: "The Supreme Court has given a historic ruling. The Supreme Court ruling is in favour of honesty and integrity. The ruling has raised the flag of justice. The ruling has given an impetus to the Jamaat-e-Islami's movement against corruption." CROWD DANCING
- Embargoed: 11th August 2017 17:53
- Keywords: Sharif resignation Panama Papers opposition leader Imran Khan Pakistan PM resignation
- Location: PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN
- City: PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RMVADJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Crowds of supporters of Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan danced on the streets and markets of the northwest city of Peshawar on Friday (July 28) after the country's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office over undeclared assets.
Members of the legal fraternity gathered outside the Peshawar High Court distributing sweets and offering prayers of thanks. Elsewhere people took to the streets of Peshawar for celebratory dancing.
Pakistan was left with no government leader after Friday's verdict, which also ordered a criminal probe into the Sharif family over allegations stemming from the "Panama Papers" leaks of international offshore companies.
The Supreme Court's five-member panel ruled unanimously that Sharif should be disqualified, enacting the little-used Article 62 of the Constitution which allows for the dismissal of any lawmaker found to be dishonest.
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