ISLAMABAD: A ruling party minister has advised the opposition to dissolve provincial assemblies in Sindh and KP to press Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for resignation.
According to our correspondent, Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada has suggested Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to dissolve Sindh and KP assemblies to push the PM to step down.
“First the opposition parties should tender resignations from assemblies. Then PPP and PTI should dissolve Sindh and KP assemblies in order to build pressure on PM,” he said while speaking at the National Assembly today.
With his remarks, Pirzada surprised his party lawmakers who were not expecting such views from their own ranks.
“Investigations will go on, such inquiries were also conducted against French President and an Indian prime minister,” he said.
Yesterday, in its historic decision, Supreme Court ordered Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s corruption and his family’s alleged offshore assets revealed in Panama Papers.
However, the PM was given reprieve as the apex court ruled that there was not yet sufficient evidence to oust him from power.
Soon after the court ruling, Imran Khan, PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq and former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign for the duration of an investigation into how the Sharif Family’s money was transferred to Qatar. – Samaa
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Story first published: 21st April 2017