Pakistan

PTI refuses to budge over PM’s accountability, stands firm on Islamabad siege

ISLAMABAD: A special committee meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday decided that there would be no compromise on the accountability of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The high-level meeting headed by party chairman Imran Khan pledged to continue with their shutdown call of the federal capital on November 2 at all costs.

It was decided in the meeting that PTI would not allow Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government to pressurise its leadership through a propaganda campaign.

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The participants discussed in details matters related to fake news being spread against PTI by haters, alleged unnecessary use of the national resources and reported blackmailing of state institutions by the PML-N government, according to ARY News.

Meanwhile, fearing a backlash from the government and its supporters on November 2, PTI has also finalised its strategy to deal with any kind of violent situation.

 

Justice delayed

PTI has long been demanding a probe into the infamous Panamagate Scandal.

Names of several Pakistanis including Nawaz Sharif’s children Maryam, Hussain, and Hasan surfaced in one of the world’s biggest ever data leaks through an online searchable database made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in April 2016, following which the prime minister had formed an inquiry commission to probe his family’s alleged links to offshore accounts.

Unfortunately, Islamabad and the opposition could not agree on drafting joint terms of references (ToRs), which would probe Panama Papers Leaks.

The Chairman PTI later announced to go for a street agitation on November 2, demanding Nawaz Sharif to step down as the premier of Pakistan after, he said, the state institutions failed to provide justice.

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