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While some are celebrating the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as action against corruption and a step in favour of accountability in the country, others have asked if this is truly the case.

 

Parliment is set to elect a new prime minister this week and another to replace the interim choice some two months from now.

 

In a brief, emphatic and unanimous judgement, the Supreme Court has stripped Nawaz Sharif of the prime ministership, struck a blow for accountability and radically altered the political landscape.

 

Every political party is making its own strategy and plan to secure as many seats as possible in the parliament in the elections next year. With the Supreme Court’s verdict yesterday, the political temperature has risen considerably.

 

Two weeks from now, Pakistan will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of its independence. And although the most common analysis that follows Friday’s disqualification of its elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, is that no civilian prime minister has ever completed a full five-year term in power, the fact is the Supreme Court’s 5-0 verdict was the outcome of a legal process conducted in the full media glare.

 

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has removed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office. Sharif is accused of money-laundering in the case relating to the Panama Papers in which he was not named.

 

Many a time, the remedies provided under the panchayat are not adequate or suitable for the offence committed. Justice in Panchayat is done with the help of local customs.

 

Many a time, the remedies provided under the panchayat are not adequate or suitable for the offence committed. Justice in Panchayat is done with the help of local customs.

 

Today is set to be a historic day for the judiciary and politics in Pakistan. Prime ministers have been removed before and prime ministers have survived, but none have been subjected to the kind of public and mostly transparent scrutiny that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family have undergone.

 

The border disputes between India and China date back to the 1962 war when China took control of land which India still claims as its own.

 


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