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Panama Papers Case: Pakistan SC Disqualifies Nawaz Sharif As Prime Minister

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| July 28 , 2017 , 12:50 IST

The Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday found Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty in the Panama papers case. The court delivered its much-awaited verdict in the crucial case but that would chart out the country’s political future.

The five-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa announced the historic verdict. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had put a dissenting note in an April 20 judgment with a quote from Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather" and declared Sharif "disqualified" for not being honest to the nation, Dawn reported.

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Earlier on Friday just ahead of the verdict, Sharif held informal consultations with close aides and key ministers in Lahore.

Later in the day, another meeting would be held soon after the decision to devise a plan of action.

Meanwhile, Sharif returned from his trip to the Maldives on Thursday and was received by his brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.