- Title: Pakistan's Supreme Court ousts PM Sharif over corruption claims
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (JULY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN BARBED WIRE/ SYMBOL OF SUPREME COURT VARIOUS OF SECURITY OUTSIDE COURT VARIOUS OF OPPOSITION PARTY SUPPORTERS CHANTING (English): "GO NAWAZ, GO!" OPPOSITION LEADERS MAKING VICTORY SIGNS AS THEY COME OUT OF COURT (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) MEMBER OF OPPOSITION PARTY PAKISTAN TEHREEK-E-INSAF (PTI), FAWAD CHAUDHRY, SAYING: "Pakistan's courts have made a prime minister accountable. A prime minister has been asked how his assets and the assets of his children increased millions of times during his tenure of office. Today is a day of victory for Pakistan." VARIOUS OF CROWD CHANTING (English): "GO NAWAZ, GO!" INFORMATION MINISTER FOR PAKISTAN'S DISMISSED PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF'S GOVERNMENT, MARRIYUM AURANGZEB, COMING OUT OF COURT (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) INFORMATION MINISTER FOR SHARIF'S GOVERNMENT, MARRIYUM AURANGZEB, SAYING: "No matter who becomes the prime minister, the prime minister in the hearts of the Pakistani people will always be Mohammad Nawaz Sharif. Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, who is prime minister for the third time, has no need for the chair of the prime minister. Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is a historical fact, an icon who cannot be stopped from serving the Pakistani people." PEOPLE LEAVING COURT VARIOUS OF SHARIF SUPPORTERS SHOUTING OPPOSITION PARTY WORKERS DISTRIBUTING SWEETS
- Embargoed: 11th August 2017 10:53
- Keywords: Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif dismissed court Pakistan prime minister dismissed Sharif court
- Location: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
- City: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RMSI11
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- Story Text:Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday (July 28) toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who resigned after the court ruled he was unfit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into his family over corruption allegations.
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.
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.
The Prime Minister's office said in a statement that Sharif has "stepped down" despite having "serious reservations" about the judicial process.
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