Sharif hear­ings start

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

ISLAMABAD: Pak­istan’s Supreme Court yes­ter­day be­gan hear­ings that will de­cide the fu­ture of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif, who is fight­ing for his job and con­test­ing a damn­ing cor­rup­tion re­port by an in­ves­tiga­tive panel.

The Supreme Court is ex­pected to ei­ther put Sharif on trial on cor­rup­tion charges, or even dis­qual­ify him, but few ex­pect the judges to dis­miss the case af­ter the panel tabled a dam­ag­ing 254-page re­port into his fam­ily wealth.

Sharif has de­nied any wrong­do­ing af­ter the re­port al­leged his fam­ily’s vast wealth was be­yond their means, and ac­cused his chil­dren of forgery.

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