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Tahir-ul-Qadri calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahir-ul-Qadri asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign owing to the recent Panama papers controversy, ARY News reported.

Tahir-ul-Qadri made asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign during a meeting of his party’s core committee meeting. Qadri said during the meeting that the PM was trying to entangle the Chief Justice with the terms of reference.

He also questioned the terms of reference of the judicial commission and asked as to why the opposition weren’t consulted regarding the terms of reference while they were being drafted? “It looks like the Prime Minister has decided to assume the role of a suicide bomber,” said Qadri.

During the meeting, it was also decided to conduct an All Parties Conference in the second week of May, on the issue of the Model Town tragedy. A committee was formed in order to establish contacts with different political parties for the APC.

Tahir-ul-Qadri has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and was also one of those who were spearheading the dharna protest with PTI chairman Imran Khan against the federal government in late 2014.

Nawaz Sharif announced yesterday during his address to the nation, the formation of a judicial commission to probe the Panama leaks controversy. The terms of reference of the judicial commission were rejected by PTI chairman Imran Khan.

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