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PM should step down after not getting clean chit from SC in Panama case: Siraj

PM should step down after not getting clean chit from SC in Panama case: Siraj
April 21, 2017

PESHAWAR, 21 April: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq has asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign on moral grounds as the Supreme Court of Pakistan did not give him a clean chit in the Panama Leaks case.

Talking to media persons in Islamabad on Thursday, the JI chief said the Supreme Court has ordered formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe charges against the prime minister. He said appearing of the prime minister before the JIT is a matter of disgrace, therefore, he should resign on moral grounds.

Sirajul Haq said financial, political and moral corruption is on the rise in the country, adding that the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama case stands testimony to this fact. He said although two judges of the apex court clearly stated that the prime minister should be disqualified, however, he would have been more satisfied had all the five judges announced this verdict unanimously.

In its landmark verdict on Thursday, the Supreme Court ordered formation of a JIT to probe allegations against the prime minister. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari have also asked Nawaz Sharif to step down after Panama verdict.

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