Pakistani lawyers on Saturday gave a seven-day deadline to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over the Panama Papers scandal, failing which they would launch a nationwide movement against him.
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) announced their stance together.
“Both bar associations are of the view that in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Panama Papers case (that questioned the moral authority of the premier to rule), PM Nawaz Sharif should no longer hold his office and should therefore resign,” a joint statement issued by both the bar associations said after their convention in Lahore.
They said the judgement in the Panama case has clearly indicated Sharif and his children for financial improprieties and corruption and a joint investigation team has been formed to probe him.
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