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Sharif should resign: Imran Khan

Pakistani Opposition leader demands PM must resign over money laundering charges

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Oct 5 2016 2:41PM | Updated Date: Oct 5 2016 2:41PM

Sharif should resign: Imran Khan

Pakistani Opposition leader Imran Khan said on Wednesday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must resign over money laundering charges.

 

He justified the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's (PTI) decision to boycott a joint session of Parliament to discuss the Kashmir issue.

 

"Nothing new will be achieved that was not achieved with PTI's active participation" earlier, Khan tweeted.

 

"But I want to ask how any politician with a moral compass can accept a PM who has been caught money laundering in Panama Papers.

 

"Mian Panama Sharif has been caught money laundering, tax evading and hiding of assets, thereby losing all moral legitimacy to be Prime Minister," he added.

 

Khan said Sharif had only two options now: either to present himself for accountability or to resign like the Prime Minister of Iceland did.