With Pakistan’s opposition parties and the military apparently on the same page, Nawaz Sharif will face one the most serious challenges of his career when the Supreme Court takes up a probe panel’s report on corruption allegations against the Pakistani premier on Monday.
Over the weekend, Sharif told the faithful in his PML-N party that he would “fight till the last breath”, but the chances of him being disqualified by the Supreme Court have become very likely since the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) submitted its report on offshore assets owned by the premier’s family.
Opposition parties have been demanding that Sharif should step down ever since it emerged that the JIT’s report had said the Sharif family had been living beyond its means.
The opposition parties have filed a formal request with the Speaker for a special session of Parliament to be convened to debate the issue of Sharif’s resignation. The