While the Supreme Court's verdict of disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday stirred a political storm at home, it also made headlines worldwide.
The top court, in addition to declaring the premier ineligible for the post, also directed the National Accountability Court to initiate references against Nawaz, his children and son-in-law.
The Express Tribune has compiled how newspapers and media organisations around the globe viewed, interpreted and covered the decision's outcome.
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While many international outlets linked the premier's disqualification with the Panama Papers probe, others viewed it in a different light. The Hindu saw the development as negative for Pakistan-India relations.
Similarly, Bloomberg maintained that the outcome would have negative effects on Pakistan's future and economy.
The New York Times
Meanwhile, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has set aside any possibility of a mid-term election, with reports suggesting Nawaz's younger brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, among other party leaders, was the mostly likely to secure his seat.
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