SUKKUR: Opposition Leader in the National Assemby, Khursheed Shah on Saturday called upon Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif to step down by tonight and replace himself with a new prime minister from the party, ARY News reported.
“We want Parliament to complete its tenure and resignation of the premier will be in the best interest of democracy,” remarked Shah.
Cautioning PM Sharif, he said that the premier should act smart and select a new premier to lead the country.
He conceded objections concerning Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar with regard to Panama Papers case and PM’s resignation as he said: “Despite my differences with Nisar, I see his objections justified over PM Sharif consulting with the junior members of his party and ignoring the senior leadership.”
He said the Panama Papers case is no more a confidential matter and the judges’ remarks in the case were exceptional. “Two judges have already disqualified the premier and Sharif has no moral jurisdiction to hold his office,” he added.
Shah further said SECP chief Zafar Hijazi pressurized his subordinates on directions of the ruling party. “The Panama Paper case is evident. The premier has to leave his office,” he insisted while cautioning him that it will be in the best interest of democracy.
“Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) has already stated that it does not want to derail the democracy and want the government to complete its tenure,” he further said.