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In Pakistan, there’s turmoil after the Supreme Court dismissed the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, from his position following a corruption scandal. The five-judge bench said they did not believe Sharif was honest or trustworthy. As NPR’s Diaa Hadid reports from Islamabad, the court’s decision has divided Pakistan.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: (Chanting in foreign language).
UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Chanting in foreign language).
DIAA HADID, BYLINE: The drama played outside the stately Supreme Court building in Islamabad. Supporters of the prime minister snuck in through the security barricades.
HADID: They were quickly encircled by police, who swarmed the area.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Our best wishes with Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif. We will come again and again.
HADID: Sharif’s supporters may just have to do that because the court not only dismissed Sharif, it also ordered trials