Nawaz Sharif steps down as Pak PM after SC verdict

Nawaz Sharif steps down as Pak PM after SC verdict

Srinagar: Shortly after the CS verdict on Panama Papers case, the Pakistan PM House Friday issued a notification saying that Nawaz Sharif, despite having “strong reservations” on the SC’s verdict, has stepped down from his post as the premier, DawnNews reported.
The Supreme Court decision brought Sharif’s third term in power to an unceremonious end, roughly one year before the scheduled general elections which would have seen him become the first Pakistani prime minister to complete a full five-year term. It is unclear at the moment who will be appointed to take over the post till the next general elections, which are scheduled for 2018.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been asked to de-notify the prime minister from his National Assembly seat to fulfill the technicalities of implementing the order.

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