Pakistan's top court rejects ex-PM's appeal against disqualification

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/15 20:01:42

Pakistan's top court on Friday dismissed appeal by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against his removal over corruption in July this year, lawyers said.

Nawaz Sharif stepped down as prime minister after the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified him for holding any public office over corruption.

"For reasons to be recorded later all these review petitions are dismissed," a short verdict of the five-member bench of the Supreme Court said. A detailed judgment will be released later.

Salman Akram Raja, one of the members of the Sharif family's legal team, said most of the review petitions are usually rejected, but "there was a chance in this petition but we will make a decision after the detailed verdict is announced."

Senior lawyer Barrister Zafarullah, another defense lawyer of Nawaz Sharif, told the media that Nawaz Sharif showed respect for the judiciary and personally appeared before the courts and a joint investigation team that was formed to hold investigation.


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