Asif Shahazad is a writer for Reuters.
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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Dismissed from Office After Damning Probe Into Family Wealth
Sharif's two previous stints in power were also cut short, including by a military coup in 1999, but he came back from exile to win a resounding victory in the 2013 general elections.
His ruling PML-N party, which has a majority in the parliament, is now expected to appoint a new prime minister.