US terms PM Nawaz Sharif disqualification as internal matter of Pakistan


WASHINGTON: The official reaction from the United States regarding the disqualification of PM Nawaz Sharif has surfaced.

A US spokesperson on Friday has said that their country is looking forward to a “smooth” political shift in Pakistan as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him for deceitfulness over the Panama Papers scandal.

“We look forward to a smooth transition as Pakistan’s parliament selects the next prime minister, the State Department official added while commenting about the disqualification of Sharif.

The official, however, described Sharif’s resignation as Pakistan’s internal matter.

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