How international media covered Nawaz Sharif's disqualification

It was a 'sacking heard around the world'!

Hassaan Siddiqui July 28, 2017
Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

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.

Nawaz wants his brother, Shehbaz, to step into his shoes

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

The Hindu



The Guardian


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.


Atsul | 6 years ago | Reply @sterry: You got it backwards, it's a shame when your PM visits international forum and other leaders look down at him being corrupt. A corrupt leader thrown by a nation is less insulting then a nation who accepts a corrupt one to continue. Look what happened across the world like Nixon, Cameron etc, why you think their countries were not disrespected around the world?
Shah S | 6 years ago | Reply @Resonator: Actually loan amount is $39 Billion... and still borrowing; Wow... as Sterry states; it is really a great development marker for IMF, World Bank and other loan Sharks in the west; Making motorways is good, but when one is dying and starving, he cannot go to hospital or find food... but he can then drive on motorway, then keep driving, till he dies on motorway;
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