Pakistan prime minister resigns after Panama Papers investigation

(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned after a ruling by the nation’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office, according to the BBC.

The decision came after an investigation into his family’s wealth following the 2015 Panama Papers probe that linked Sharif’s children to offshore companies.

Sharif has denied any wrongdoing in the case, according to the BBC.

The five judges reached a unanimous verdict in the Islamabad court, which was filled to capacity, the BBC reports.

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