As the opposition parties have failed to reach a consensus over the inquiry mechanism of Panama leaks, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has announced launching a nationwide, anti-corruption movement on August 7.
“We will hold a protest in front of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) headquarters on July 25 in Islamabad and then initiate countrywide movement from August 7,” Imran told reporters in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The PTI chairman said he was not struggling for the last 20 years to impose martial law but to strengthen democracy.
Imran ramps up pressure for PM’s accountability
“If the military takes over, it will adversely affect our party most. We have been struggling to strengthen democracy."
Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama had showed the prime minister’s three children – sons, Hassan and Hussain, and his daughter, Maryam, among other world leader owned, at least three offshore holding companies registered in the British Virgin Islands.
The PTI chief said if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not held accountable, no one could investigated.
"Anywhere in the world where Panama Papers controversy had surfaced, investigations were done. But why is NAB not investigating Nawaz Sharif?" Imran asked.
The government does not want any accountability against the premier, he added.
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