- Title: File footage of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: PUNJAB, PAKISTAN (FILE -1997) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** CROWD CHEERING SHARIF ADDRESSING RALLY CROWD WAVING SHARIF'S PARTY FLAGS CHEERING AND CHANTING LAHORE, PAKISTAN (FILE - FEBRUARY 1997) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SHARIF CASTING VOTE ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (FILE - 1998) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) SHARIF WALKING TO HIS OFFICE IN PRIME MINISTER'S HOUSE SHARIF WALKING TO HIS DESK SHARIF TALKING WHILE SITTING AT HIS DESK After serving as the leader of the opposition between 1993 and 1996, Sharif made a victorious return to power in Pakistan's 1997 elections. Strengthened by a big election win in 1997, Sharif tightened his grip. He cracked down on the media and amended the constitution to strip the president of power to dissolve the National Assembly. KARACHI, PAKISTAN (FILE - 1999) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER (APC) CARRYING SHARIF (UNDER ARREST) TO ANTI-TERRORISM COURT, PASSING THROUGH STREET SHARIF'S YOUNGER BROTHER SHAHBAZ SHARIF EMBRACING HIM/ BOTH WAVING TO SUPPORTERS WAITING OUTSIDE COURT PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PHOTOS SHARIF WAVING TO SUPPORTERS AS HE COMES OUT AN ANTI-TERRORISM COURT The 1999 Pakistani coup d'Ã©tat was a bloodless one, in which the Pakistan Army and then Chief of Army Staff and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Pervez Musharraf, overthrew elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his existing elected government. Two days later, on October 14, 1999, Musharraf declared a state of emergency and issued a Provisional Constitutional Order. KARACHI, PAKISTAN (FILE - NOVEMBER 22, 1999) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) SHARIF SURROUNDED BY SECURITY PERSONNEL SHARIF SPEAKING, LOOKING ON / SHARIF WAVING Sharif was taken from prison and sent into exile in Saudi Arabia in November 1999, 14 months after he was overthrown in an army coup.
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- Keywords: Nawaz Sharif profile chronology prime minister Pakistan court hearing Supreme Court
- Location: FAISALABAD, ISLAMABAD, PUNJAB, LAHORE, KARACHI, PAKISTAN / UFA, RUSSIA / WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- City: FAISALABAD, ISLAMABAD, PUNJAB, LAHORE, KARACHI, PAKISTAN / UFA, RUSSIA / WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0036RNFJNP
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- Story Text: Pakistan's Supreme Court is expected to rule on Friday (July 28) over a scathing corruption report into the family wealth of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, with analysts split on whether it will dismiss Sharif outright or recommend a fresh investigation and corruption trial by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Few expect the judges to drop the case, since the Supreme Court appointed the investigatory panel that alleged the Sharif family's wealth was beyond its means.
Sharif has denied wrongdoing and slammed the 254-page report by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as biased and slanderous. He has also rejected opposition demands to stand down.
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