ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said the entire nation is eagerly awaiting the final verdict in the Panama Papers case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Addressing media outside his residence, the PTI chairman said the entire nation is at a standstill and the economy is suffering, while the ruling party was still bent on defending the corruption of the prime minister.
“Such a big tragedy shook Lahore but the prime minister is in Maldives,” he said adding that many countries had withdrawn their invitation to Nawaz Sharif as criminal proceedings were being held against him.
He said that politicians, lawyers, and civil society were demanding the resignation of the prime minister. He said even the Sindh Assembly has passed a resolution calling for him to step down, while a similar resolution has been sent to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.
He said that Nawaz Sharif stands exposed for submitting fabricated documents to the Supreme Court, and had not even provided banking transactions. “They are the criminals of the entire nation, they are real godfathers,” he said.
He resented the comparison portrayed by certain journalists with the case of Nawaz Sharif, saying he bought a London flat with the money earned from playing county cricket, while the Sharif family laundered to buy expensive properties.
He said he submitted the entire money trail and transactions, which was very difficult to get hold of, and even his earnings from thirty years ago when he played cricket in Australia and England and the World Series.
He urged that the Supreme Court should announce the verdict soon, so the country could move forward from this issue.