Pakistan's ruling party is expected to nominate a new prime minister following the resignation of Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations. The country's supreme court has disqualified Sharif from holding public office.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from ever holding office, a court official says. Sharif was removed from power last year amid corruption allegations.
The Supreme Court's decision to ban ex-premier Sharif from politics has reinforced perception that the judiciary and the powerful army are trying to influence the upcoming general election, says DW's Shamil Shams.
Pakistan's Geo TV, which is critical of the military, has reportedly been taken off air in many parts of the country. Analysts say that cable operators are being forced to suspend the channel on orders of the military.
The vote potentially paves the wave for a return to power for the embattled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Sharif has been at odds with the country's judiciary since the high court forced him from power last year.
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