Sheikh Rashid files reference seeking PM’s disqualification

Latest Update: August 16, 2016 | 105 Views

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad handed over a reference seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification to National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq here on Tuesday.

Speaking to media, the AML chief said the 162-page reference has been prepared on the basis of the Panama Papers’ revelations.

Details of Prime Minister’s nomination papers and statement of assets from 2013 to 2016 have also been mentioned in the reference.

“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given full chance to present himself for accountability. He has committed money laundering and tax evasion,” he said.

Sheikh Rashid further said the ball is now in the National Assembly Speaker’s court.

“We have requested the Speaker to disqualify PM Nawaz under the law and constitution within 30 days,” he added.

Earlier on Monday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) filed a reference against Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif in the National Assembly (NA).

It was demanded through the reference that Nawaz Sharif should be disqualified on the basis of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution as he concealed details of his assets in the nomination papers submitted for 2013 general elections.

The reference contained over 200 pages as various evidences and other documents were attached with it.

Previously, the opposition parties have demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif‘s resignation after the leaked papers claimed his children owned London property through an offshore company.

The premier insists his family has done “nothing wrong”, saying the claims had been investigated twice, decades ago, under the tenure of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Nawaz Sharif took power in a landslide May 2013 general election, for the third time since 1990.


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