Prime minister must step down, says legal fraternity

Submits resolution to Sindh Bar Council with demand for resignation


Our Correspondent July 13, 2017
Members of the legal fraternity raise doubts over its legality. STOCK IMAGE

KARACHI: The legal fraternity called on Wednesday for Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to step down from office in wake of the findings of the Joint Investigation Team's (JIT) report in the Panama case.

The demand came through a resolution, signed by a number of lawyers, submitted to the Sindh Bar Council. The lawyers argued that the there was no legal and moral justification for the premier to remain in office anymore following the scandal.

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In the resolution, it was argued that the findings of the JIT had made it clear that Nawaz had not only hidden his assets but had also made false statements in this regard.

Therefore, it maintained that Nawaz should step down immediately and present himself and his family for accountability in accordance with the law.

The legal fraternity also demanded that the names the Sharif family be placed on the Exit Control List.

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In the resolution, the legal community made it clear that it will not tolerate any sort of attack on the institution of the judiciary, as had been done in the past by the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz in 1997.

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