Web Desk: The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office in the Panama Papers case related to foreign properties of the Sharif family in London.
The Court also referred the graft case to Accountability Court. The bench also ordered the National Accountability Bureau to wrap up the case in six months.
Five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and including Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsen, announced the judgment. It was an unanimous decision by all the five judges.
The Panama Papers case emerged last year in April after a leaked trove of documents of law firm Mossack Fonseca emerged and was reported in various international publications.
You can read the judgement on the Supreme Court’s website here.