PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved

01:36 PM | 28 Jul, 2017
PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned from his post following the verdict of the Supreme Court, while Federal cabinet stands dissolved, PML-N spokesman said on Friday.

Flags, ministerial staff and official vehicles have been removed.

Earlier, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Announcing their verdict in the Panama Papers case, all five judges ruled to send a reference against the premier, his three children and others to an accountability court.

The court ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file a reference against the accused in an accountability court in six weeks and directed for the trial to be wrapped up within six months.