ISLAMABAD: (APS) MAY 21,2016– Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has stated that the revelations made in the Panama Leaks are of global scope, further suggesting that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif should resign until investigation of the matter is complete, reported APS News.
While addressing a press conference, Khan said that the Panama Leaks did not target any specific individual. He said that the Prime Minister of Iceland resigned as his wife was named in the Panama Papers whereas United Kingdom PM David Cameron had to present clarification in the country s parliament over the issue. He said that PM Nawaz should have adopted an attitude similar to that of the UK PM as this would have been a simple way out for him.
Khan said that the PM also presented wrong facts before the Election Commission. He further added that this is a wonderful opportunity for the country to do accountability against those involved in wrongdoings. He said that the matter would not have prolonged if PM Nawaz would have given answers to four questions.
He also mocked Jamiat Ulema-e-Insaf-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman by stating that he travels with PM Nawaz in his public gatherings and also makes announcements regarding inauguration of new airports with him as well. He said that the PM has been ruling the country for 30 years but has been unable to make a single hospital where he could get medical treatment.
He said that the opposition s committee is formulating the Terms of References (TORs) of the commission that probes into the Panama Leaks issue, adding that the commission will be lead by Chief Justice (CJ) of the Supreme Court. He also said that the Bar Association and lawyers say should also be considered regarding the issue and that their TORs should also be included along with the other ones.
He stated that if there really is democracy in the country then the PM should resign as long as the investigation of the matter is being carried out. He said that PM Nawaz is tarnishing his own image and that of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). He also said that the PM lied on the floor of the National Assembly (NA) regarding the property he owns and his family business. He said that Nescol, Nelson companies are beneficiaries of the PM and that record in this regards is also available.
PTI chairman said that certain ministers belonging to PML-N are not defending the PM and democracy by issuing statements in his favour. He stated that the PM will have to leave office if it is proven that he purchased his flat abroad in 1993.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) former Governor Iftikhar Hussain Shah also announced to join PTI during the press conference.