How the Panama Papers Brought Down Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

The Panama Papers have claimed another victim, a year after they first emerged.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced his resignation Friday morning following a Supreme Court verdict that disqualified him from holding office on the basis of corruption allegations. The court also ordered a criminal investigation into Sharif and members of his family.

The probe into Sharif—who has been Pakistan’s head of state on three separate occasions, but never completed a term—was initiated after the leaked documents linked his children to offshore companies which were used to buy expensive properties in London.

Pakistan protest Supporters of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) burn posters bearing the image of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as

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