No reconciliation with govt on issue of corruption, decides PPP leadership


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leadership has decided that there will be no reconciliation with the PML-N government on the issue of corruption.


In a meeting in London, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari held a detailed discussion on the country’s political situation in the wake of Panama Papers scandal.

They also exchanged views on references filed against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The PPP leadership has decided to take the issue of Panama leaks to its logical conclusion.

It may be mentioned here that opposition parties have seized on the Panama Papers scandal as a fresh opportunity to try to unseat Nawaz Sharif.

Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama in April showed Sharif‘s sons Hassan and Hussain, and daughter Maryam, owned at least three offshore holding companies registered in the British Virgin Islands.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which studied the papers, said those companies had engaged in at least $25 million in property and acquisition deals.

Nawaz Sharif has said his children have done nothing illegal, but opponents accuse the family of using the tax haven to launder stolen money and dodge taxes.