28 Jul 2017

Nawaz Sharif resigns as Pakistani PM

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned after the Supreme Court court disqualified him from office because of corruption allegations. Opposition supporters danced in the streets as the court also ordered criminal charges against Sharif and his family, who’ve all denied any wrongdoing. Mr Sharif is the latest victim claimed by the Panama Papers, millions of documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm which implicated leading figures around the world.