Panama Papers: Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif Resigns, Brother May Become Next PM

This Friday the five-man bench formed by the Pakistani Supreme Court to investigate the current Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, decided to disqualify him from holding any public office for life. The decision came after a 15-month long investigation following the 2015 unveiling of the Panama Papers, which included probes into Sharif’s and his family’s wealth, according to the BBC.

Earlier this year the Supreme Court put together a Joint Investigation Team to further investigate the disparity between Mr. Sharif’s earnings and his wealth, and the final conclusion was that he was dishonest, the Hindu reports. The investigation also advised pursuing anti-corruption cases against Sharif’s daughter, Maryam, her husband, Safdar, and several others, including Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

With Sharif stepping down the issue of succession was on the table. During the high-level governmental meeting that followed Nawaz’s resignation, it was decided to give the PM’s post

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