Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from office by the Supreme Court and will be required to step down.
The court ruled Sharif has been dishonest to parliament and to the judicial system, and is no longer deemed fit for the office of Prime Minister.
“Nawaz Sharif will accept the decision of the Supreme Court,” Sharif’s party, the PLMN said in a statement following the verdict.
“There has been an injustice against us. Nawaz Sharif will step down as premier of Pakistan despite reservations regarding the verdict.”
He is expected to vacate the Prime Minister’s residence by Friday evening.