Sharif’s ap­peal re­jected:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Pak­istan’s Supreme Court Fri­day dis­missed an ap­peal from former prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif against his dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion from the premier­ship over cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions tied to the Panama Pa­pers leak.

The Supreme Court re­moved Sharif in late July fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the al­le­ga­tions against him and his fam­ily, mak­ing him the 15th premier in Pak­istan’s 70-year his­tory to be ousted be­fore com­plet­ing a full term.

The case against the prime min­is­ter stemmed from the Panama Pa­pers leak last year, which spurred a me­dia frenzy over the ex­trav­a­gant life­styles and high-end Lon­don prop­erty port­fo­lio of the Sharif dy­nasty.

“All th­ese re­view pe­ti­tions are dis­missed,” said Supreme Court jus­tice Asif Saeed Khosa who over­saw the five-mem­ber re­view panel.

In a long-winded ap­peal de­mand­ing that his case be re­viewed, Sharif’s le­gal team pre­sented 19 points chal­leng­ing the court’s judge­ment, say­ing the rul­ing suf­fered “from er­rors float­ing on the sur­face”. (AFP)

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