ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has questioned the legality of Attorney General defending Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in the Panama Papers case at Supreme Court.
Talking to media outside the SC building, Khan asked who permitted the Attorney General of Pakistan to contend case of a ‘corrupt family’.
He said the AG receives salary from taxpayers’ money, how he could represent a particular government functionary in the court, he asked.
The PTI chief said he was amazed to see statements of government leaders that they were happy on the case being decided in court.
He said government was still seeking time for devising terms of references for probing Panama Papers revelation, despite seven months of the issue being lingered on.
Khan said Nawaz Sharif had submitted his statement in the court, but his children failed to do so. He said corruption of the PM was not a small crisis. He maintained that the prime minister had lost moral authority to remain in office.
Why is Attorney General representing Sharif family? He is a paid state employee. Not his job to defend person of Nawaz Sharif and his family
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 3, 2016