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KP assembly passes resolution over Panama papers investigation

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly has passed a resolution calling for fair and impartial probe over the Panama Papers including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The resolution moved by the Pakisan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) called that a prompt investigation should be carried out by the judiciary, and the Terms of Reference should be established with consultation with the opposition.

The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) opposed the resolution, while the Awami National League (ANP) abstained.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan, while commenting on the resolution, tweeted that the sole purpose of the PML-N is to defend the corruption of Nawaz Sharif, without any commitment to accountability.

He questioned what came of the joint session os parliament and said that it only gave any opportunity to Nawaz Sharif to hide behind the Kashmir issue and Indian aggression for his personal surivival.


Imran Khan defended the boycott of the joint session of parliament and asked that it will achieve nothing new with the active participation of the PTI.

He asked how a politician with a moral compass can accept a Prime Minister who is involved in money laundering, tax evasion, concealment of personal assets as revealed in the Panama Papers, and has lost all moral legitimacy.

He said that Nawaz Sharif has only two options now as two other democratic leaders had after the Panama Papers. Either to present himself for accountability like British Prime Minister David Cameron, or to resign like the Prime Minister of Iceland.

However, he said that Nawaz Sharif cannot seek shelter behind Indian aggression in Indian-Occupied Kashmir as he has failed to firmly respond to it.



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