Pakistan is coming to grips with the Supreme Court’s long-awaited verdict on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political future – which, as of now, isn’t looking good.

Earlier today the Supreme Court announced that the prime minister was disqualified from holding his office. The judges ruled that the prime minister had been dishonest to parliament and the courts and could not be deemed fit for his office.

Also read: Supreme Court disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in unanimous verdict

Justice Khan said the bench had recommended that all material collected by the JIT would be sent to an accountability court within six weeks, and that cases would be opened against Captain Muhammad Safdar, Maryam, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz as well as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A judgement should be announced within 30 days, he said.

Reactions to the verdict were swift and came from the Sharif family...

and other politicians...

and journalists...

and celebrities...

and of course, the general public

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