Pakistan Prime Minister Resigns After Court Ruling

The Supreme Court in Pakistan has ruled that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not qualified to remain in office on Thursday. The release of the Panama Papers in 2015 revealed Sharif’s children had links to offshore companies, which has ultimately led to the resignation of Sharif as prime minister.

Not a single one of the 18 prime ministers of Pakistan have completed a full term in office due to consistent corruption and political manipulation.

Sharif’s brother, Shehbaz, chief minister of Punjab province, has been tipped as the interim prime minister until the general elections in 2018. Sharif joins Iceland’s former prime minister Sigmundur Davio Gunnlaugsson as the only leaders to resign following the leaking of documents from the Panamanian law firm.

Source: BBC

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