Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday resigned from his post, his office said, hours after the country's Supreme Court disqualified him over corruption claims against his family.
Opposition supporters of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party celebrate after the verdict in Islamabad on July 28, 2017. (AFP)
A member of the police elite force stands guard outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan July 28, 2017. (Reuters)
Second time in history
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, disqualified for life. #PanamaVerdict— Pakistan Defence (@defencepk) July 28, 2017
A Pakistani journalist poses for a photograph with a copy of a corruption report released by JIT in Islamabad on July 12, 2017. (AFP)
Opponents of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shout slogans as they exit the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan July 28, 2017. (Reuters)