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Mithai and prayers: Opposition celebrates as SC disqualifies Nawaz

Updated Jul 28, 2017 04:34pm

Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time.

As the verdict was announced in Islamabad opposition supporters erupted in applause, rushing into the street chanting slogans and handing out sweets in celebration.

But in Lahore, the capital of Sharif's power base Punjab province, sporadic protests broke out, with his supporters burning tyres in the roads and blocking streets.

PTI supporters share sweets to celebrate the dismissal Nawaz Sharif. —AP
PTI supporters share sweets to celebrate the dismissal Nawaz Sharif. —AP

PTI leader Jehangir Tareen celebrates the dismissal of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. —AP
PTI leader Jehangir Tareen celebrates the dismissal of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. —AP

Supporters of the opposition parties celebrate the dismissal of Nawaz Sharif. —AP
Supporters of the opposition parties celebrate the dismissal of Nawaz Sharif. —AP

People celebrate the dismissal of PM Nawaz Sharif. —AP
People celebrate the dismissal of PM Nawaz Sharif. —AP

Opponents of PML-N shout slogans after the Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif. —AP
Opponents of PML-N shout slogans after the Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif. —AP

PTI leaders Ali Amin Khan Gandapur and Shibli Faraz celebrate after the SC verdict against Nawaz Sharif. —AFP
PTI leaders Ali Amin Khan Gandapur and Shibli Faraz celebrate after the SC verdict against Nawaz Sharif. —AFP

Supporters of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif shout slogans against opposition leader Imran Khan in Islamabad. —AFP
Supporters of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif shout slogans against opposition leader Imran Khan in Islamabad. —AFP

People watch a news channel flashing alerted news regarding Supreme Court decision. —AP
People watch a news channel flashing alerted news regarding Supreme Court decision. —AP

PTI supporters celebrate the dismissal of Nawaz Sharif outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad. —AP
PTI supporters celebrate the dismissal of Nawaz Sharif outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad. —AP

PTI supporters celebrate after a Supreme Court verdict against Nawaz Sharif. — AFP
PTI supporters celebrate after a Supreme Court verdict against Nawaz Sharif. — AFP

Opposition party supporters celebrate following the announcement of the Supreme Court. —AP
Opposition party supporters celebrate following the announcement of the Supreme Court. —AP