Pakistan's top court rejects call to disqualify prime minister

By Syed Raza Hassan and Saad Sayeed | ISLAMABAD

ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition and it ordered further investigations.

A verdict to dismiss Sharif would have left his party in power but would have sparked turmoil at a time when Pakistan is experiencing modest growth and improved security, and the civilian government and powerful military have appeared to come to uneasy terms.

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