Game Over: Supreme Court disqualifies PM Nawaz Sharif

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Friday disqualified Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The decision in the Prime Minister’s disqualification case was announced by the Supreme Court this morning after a delay of over half an hour.

The disqualification of PM Nawaz Sharif means the federal cabinet has been dissolved as it cannot function without a premier.

The decision was announced by the five-member larger bench of the apex court. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Ijaz Afzal, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Ijaz-ul-Ahsan are part of the bench.

The three member implementation bench of the apex court had reserved the decision on July 21.

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12:47pm: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain should take the democratic process forward according to the constitution.

12:47pm: The court remarked that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not disclose the assets details of FZE Company while filing nomination papers for the elections.

12:22pm: The Supreme Court bench has ordered National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take action if anymore false documents come in the open.

12:21pm: The accountability court should announce its verdict regarding the verdict in six months.

12:20pm: An inquiry will be held against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his other accomplices.

12:17pm: Supreme Court has also disqualified Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Captain (retd.) Mohammad Safdar.

12:10pm: The judges said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will issue the notification regarding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification.

12:07pm: The bench has ordered that all documents regarding Sharif family’s London flats should be sent to trial court for the reference.

12:06pm: Supreme Court of Pakistan has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

12:06pm: The judges have given six weeks for reference against the prime minister to be filed before National Accountability Bureau.

12:03pm: Justice Khosa apologizes for the delay in announcement of verdict.

12:01pm: The judges have started announcing the much-awaited verdict as the courtroom is packed to its full capacity.

12:01pm: The judges have reached the Court Room No. 1 of Supreme Court to announce the judgment.

11:42am: Large number of PML-N supporters gathered in different areas of Lahore.

11:30am: Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Pkaistan Tehreek-e-Insaf locked horns in the Supreme Court premises.

11:27am: The court room, from which the verdict is to be announced, is packed to capacity.

11:25am: The hearing of all cases, scheduled for today, have been adjourned.

11:24am: Pushing and shoving reported outside the premises of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

11:20am: Political leaders of different political parties arrived at the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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Story first published: 28th July 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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