LAHORE: Opposition parties demanded the immediate arrest of former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and other members of their family in light of the Panama decision.
Nawaz could have faced imprisonment
Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry stressed that not arresting former premier Nawaz Sharif would amount to a violation of the Supreme Court order which disqualified him. He urged the government to add the names of the Sharif family to the Exit Control List (ECL) to eliminate chances of their escape.
Chaudhry said nearly 78 parliamentarians held dual nationalities. He continued that PTI had been demanding that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) immediately disqualify these individuals.
“After the apex court decision, a testing time has begun for state institutes to start the accountability of all corrupt elements,” Ejaz asserted. He predicted dark days ahead for the Sharif family as the apex court had started to “tighten the noose on corrupt rulers”.
Ex-DAG ‘to file FIR’ against Nawaz for 'lying' to parliament
Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Lahore President Azizur Rehman Chan also asked the government to put the Sharif family’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL). He said they must face the corruption case against them while still in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2017.
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