PTI ends boycott of Parliament, will join proceedings on Wednesday

Published: December 13, 2016

Ending its months-long boycott of Parliament, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to raise the issue of Panama Papers in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

“We will present two resolutions in Parliament and submit an adjournment motion tomorrow,” chairman Imran Khan told reporters in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Last month, the Supreme Court’s five-judge bench started hearing a slew of petitions filed in the wake of the Panama Papers, which revealed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family members owned offshore companies in international tax havens.

Imran Khan will never become prime minister, says Marriyum Aurangzeb

The PTI chief said his party boycotted Parliament as the PM had discredited the house by refraining to answer the allegations leveled against him.

Responding to a question if his decision was influenced by fear of disqualification from the NA, Imran said his party wouldn’t attend the sessions merely for attendance.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (3)

  • F Khan
    Dec 13, 2016 - 11:47PM

    The great khan’s another U turn.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 14, 2016 - 4:43AM

    Change of command has made a real difference.Recommend

  • ghostrider
    Dec 14, 2016 - 8:39AM

    I hope khawaja asif will give them a warm welcome againRecommend

More in Pakistan