Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified by court

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office following an investigation into corruption allegations.Nawaz Sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoings. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Captain Safdar, who is an MNA, were also declared unfit for office. According to Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali, the prime minister still holds the office, "and will continue to do so until the president asks him otherwise." In its decision, the Supreme Court had specifically asked the president to "ensure a smooth transition for the democratic process."