PM re­signs af­ter cor­rup­tion probe

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Nawaz Sharif has re­signed as the prime min­is­ter on Fri­day af­ter the Supreme Court dis­qual­i­fied him from hold­ing of­fice over al­le­ga­tions of cor­rup­tion against him and his fam­ily. The court said Sharif was dis­qual­i­fied for not re­main­ing “truth­ful and hon­est” af­ter con­sid­er­ing ev­i­dence against him. It also ruled Sharif could no longer serve as a mem­ber of the Na­tional As­sem­bly. Sharif has de­nied any wrong­do­ing in the case.

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