>> Celebrations outside an Islamabad court on Thursday as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif narrowly escaped being thrown out of office. His supporters flashing victory signs after he survived a corruption hearing related to the 2015 Panama Papers. Two out of five Supreme Court judges called for Sharif to stand down saying he was dishonest to both the nation and Parliament.
But they were outnumbered, the court ruling there was insufficient evidence and calling for further probing.>>
> Sharif should resign with immediate effect or at least for another 60 days until the joint investigation team makes the decision.
>> The case is looking into allegations around Sharif's children using offshore companies to buy properties in London. The Supreme Court agreed last year to investigate his family after opposition leader Imran Khan threatened protests following the leak of the Panama Papers.>>
How can he remain the prime minister of this country? What ethical justification does he have to remain in charge when a criminal investigation has been ordered against him? If Sharif had been forced to resign his party would have remained in power, but it's widely thought that pushing him out would have triggered intense turmoil.