On 28th July 2017, Supreme Court of Pakistan gave verdict against Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the former Pakistani Prime Minister. The decision came right after the country is recovering from many basic problems like energy, infrastructure, terrorism, and a lot of major and minor projects are under construction.
The opposition filed the case against the prime minister and his family putting allegations of corruption against them. Along with the Sharif and family, hundreds of Pakistanis were the part of the renowned Panama Papers, published a year ago. Money laundering and tax evasion were the two main allegations published against Nawaz Sharif and family in the papers.
Case was being heard by honorable judges of supreme court of Pakistan and the first judgement was given on 20th April 2017. Two judges were of the opinion that Nawaz Sharif was no more eligible for the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the remaining three wanted more investigation in this case. So, Supreme made Joint Investigation Team JIT. JIT was responsible of investigating the respondents and submitting the report within 60 days. After that the bench of judges of Supreme Court again resumed hearing and gave the full and final decision in which court disqualified Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as a Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Right after the decision the PMLN started saying that this decision will highly effect the ongoing CPEC. The spokesperson from Chinese foreign ministry Mr. Lu Kang on Friday said that the disqualification of Mr. Nawaz Sharif will not effect on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. He added that this is the matter of Pakistan’s internal politics and has nothing to do with the relations between the two countries and projects in this regard.