Pakistan's Supreme Court starts hearings to decide PM's future

Pakistan's Supreme Court starts hearings to decide PM's futureBy Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday began hearings that will decide the fate of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is fighting for his job as he contests the damning conclusions of a corruption investigation into his family’s wealth. The Supreme Court could put Sharif on trial on corruption charges or disqualify him from office, but few expect the judges to dismiss the case after an investigation team submitted a 254-page report into his family wealth last week. Speaking outside the Supreme Court, Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb said Sharif’s family lawyers had challenged the legality of the investigators’ findings, including allegations falsified evidence was submitted.



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