Pakistan’s Supreme Court Removes Prime Minister From Office


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

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