Disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said last year that he would resign if corruption charges were proven against him.

In a televised address to the nation in April 2016, Sharif said: “I challenge all those who allege tax fraud to come forward and present evidence. If charges are proved against me, I will resign immediately.”

Sharif was visibly piqued then and spared no one including his political opponents, the media and the regime of Pervez Musharraf. He reserved the bulk of his criticism for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.

On Friday, Sharif resigned after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding the post following a probe that revealed illegal family wealth stashed abroad.