ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case. The Supreme Court sacked Sharif in late July following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family, making him the 15th premier in Pakistan's 70-year history to be sacked before completing a full term.
The Supreme Court has also ordered the country's anti-corruption watchdog, the National Accountability Bureau, to open a criminal case against Sharif, his sons -- Hussain and Hassan -- and his daughter Maryam. Last week Sharif led a defiant crowd of supporters from the capital, Islamabad, to his hometown, Lahore, in a days long procession that brought
thousands into the streets in a show of force. During the trip Sharif repeatedly lambasted the court's ruling, saying the decision was an "insult" to Pakistanis.