Pakistan braces for Panama Papers verdict on PM Nawaz Sharif


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Pakistan is bracing itself for a landmark court verdict that could see Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif forced to resign over corruption allegations.

It follows an investigation into his family’s wealth after the 2015 Panama Papers dump linked Mr Sharif’s children to offshore companies.

Mr Sharif denies any wrongdoing, but the case has exposed a divided nation.

The Supreme Court will decide if the case is to be dismissed, sent to trial or if he should simply be disqualified.

No civilian prime minister of Pakistan has

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