Pakistan

Lawyers demand prime minister to step down

ISLAMABAD: Following the demand of resignation of the prime minister made by the opposition political parties in wake of the Supreme Court’s Panamagate judgment, the Supreme Court and Lahore High Court (LHC) bars have joined in the demand and called for Nawaz Sharif to step down on Saturday, ARY News reported.

Giving seven days ultimatum, the vice president of LHC bar has demanded the premier to step down as two judges have noted the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was no more honest and trustworthy while others were not convinced with the evidences presented in his defence.

The vice president LHC also threatened government to start a movement against the prime minister if he did not step down within seven days. “The premier has been morally defeated in Panamagate case judgment and hence he should quit his office”, he said while talking to media.

He also apprised the media that contacts with other bar associations were being established and consensus being formed on the demand.

He also urged lawyers of Pakistan Bar Council, Punjab Bar Council, Supreme Court Bar, and other associations to come forward and uphold democracy.

“An all Pakistan convention of lawyers will be held after seven days if our demand not met”, he said while threatening the government to start lawyers’ movement.

Talking to ARY News, President Supreme Court Bar Rasheed A. Razvi backed the demand and said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has no moral ground to continue his office after the court verdict.

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