Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Refuses to Resign Amid Panamagate Row


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family's life has not been the same since leaked documents from a Panama-based law firm disclosed their offshore accounts.

"If the media wants to conduct a trial than the courts should be added", Jahangir added.

Mr. Sharif will be challenging the JIT report in the Supreme Court.

In a move that seems like it's been plucked from the pages of a detective novel, the team probing allegations of money laundering against the family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has concluded that certain documents were created "post-facto" in an attempt to trick investigators.

Sharif is the only Pakistani politician who has the distinction of being the prime minister of the coup-prone country for a record three times.

"No political family has ever presented itself for accountability the way we have", he said, adding that he never made any deals or signed NROs with anyone to save their skin.

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He is facing increasing pressure from opposition parties that are seeking his resignation in wake of the findings of the JIT.

Soon after the cabinet meeting, the main opposition Pakistan People's Party announced it would support government institutions - a indication of support for the JIT. According to the BBC, the documents indicate Sharif was the owner of a number of off-shore companies that purchased multiple expensive London apartments.

Bhutto-Zardari earlier stressed, "As a result of the JIT's confirmation of a vast and inexplicable gap between known sources of income and the wealth accumulated by the Sharifs, there is no other option for Nawaz Sharif but to resign before he is formally convicted by the Supreme Court". The JIT also declared that Mr. Sharif's children submitted forged documents and lied before the investigators.

The daughter of Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif is embroiled in a corruption scandal, the outcome of which could rest on the date a Microsoft typeface was released.

It is the fourth high-level meeting to take place since Monday when JIT submitted the report in Supreme Court (SC) on against Sharif family.

The 60 days they were given to complete their investigations expired on July 10. Sharif said that his family business had been made a victim since the past six decades, however, "there is no single sentence which points out corruption committed", by him. If he were forced to step down, his ruling PML-N party could appoint a new leader as prime minister until the polls.