Pakistan bars former PM Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life
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Pakistan bars former PM Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life

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Sharif was found to be involved in money laundering in 1990s, when he twice served as the PM, to purchase assets in London. (File Photo)

In a verdict that has brought down curtains on former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif’s political career, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that disqualification of any member of parliament or a public servant under Article 62 was for life, Dawn reported. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding office by a five-judge Supreme Court bench last July in the Panama Papers case under Article 62(1)(f), which sets the precondition for an MP to be “sadiq and ameen” (honest and righteous).

Sharif was found to be involved in money laundering in 1990s, when he twice served as the PM, to purchase assets in London.

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