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Pakistan court bans ex-PM from elections

The Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court has barred former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from running in elections for life, ruling on a petition asking the tribunal whether the disqualified premier could ever run again.

The court says that under the country’s Constitution, no person once disqualified from office by the top court — as Sharif was — can hold public office again.

Friday’s ruling effectively ended Sharif’s hopes for a political future after his dismissal last July on corruption charges, stemming from leaked documents known as the Panama Papers.Speech

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