ISLAMABAD, Apr 21: A day after Supreme Court’s verdict in Panama Leaks case, the opposition parties have unanimously demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down from the post till completion of probe by the Joint Investigation Team.
Opposition senators participated in the Senate and National Assembly sessions with black ribbons tied on their arms as a gesture to record protest.
“Two judges disqualified Nawaz Sharif for being dishonest. Rest of the three judges also penned statements against prime minister. Therefore, all lawmakers have agreed upon Nawaz’s resignation”, pronounced Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) senior leader Aitzaz Ahsan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Azam Khan Swati also uttered similar articulations urging prime minister to leave his post till completion of JIT’s probe.
Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Siraj-ul-Haq termed corruption a cancer for society and said the nation demanded elimination of corruption as it had weakened all state’s institutions.
Later, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah addressed media personnel outside parliament.
“We have always practiced positive politics. PPP provided buttress to Nawaz Sharif when PTI had staged sit-in to save democracy, but for now, Nawaz Sharif must resign for the sake of parliament. Those who have no jurisdiction have been tasked to probe Sharif family”, said the opposition leader.
Aitzaz Ahsan said that PPP rejected JIT probe of Sharif family.
While terming Qatari letter a wastepaper, Aitzaz apprised that no action was taken against PML-N when it had attacked SC in 1996. In a sarcastic tone, Aitzaz said the verdict would be remembered for years.