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No reason to shutdown Islamabad after Panama issue in SC: Fazlur Rehman

Latest Update: November 9, 2016 | 221 Views
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LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said that the matter of Panama Leaks is in Supreme Court and coming to streets for protest is pointless.

The JUI-F leader was addressing a press conference at Lahore, where he said that the current situation is not similar to October 12, 1999.

He said that when the matter of Panama leaks is in court then coming to streets to protest is similar to putting pressure on the apex court.

When asked by a reporter if ‘the umpire’s finger would be raised,’ the JUI-F chief replied that the talk of umpire’s finger should not be done, as this points to something dangerous.

He said that no one could derail a democratic government, adding that Islamabad would not be shut down.

The Supreme Court is to hear the matter related to Panama leaks on November 1.

The apex court had issued notices to all parties including the Prime Minister, as it began hearing five petitions regarding the Panama Papers which have overshadowed political landscape of the country for the last several months.

Imran Khan’s PTI is also due to protest in the capital over the leaked documents’ revelations on Nov 2.