Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Senator Sirajul Haq and President of the PML(Q) Ch. Shuja’t Husain, have called upon the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign from his office to ensure a transparent and impartial investigation against him, saying that this was essential for the dignity of the country and the nation.
The two leaders were talking to the newsmen after the visit of a delegation of the recently formed four party alliance to Mansoora on Monday.
The delegation included Khuram Nawaz Gandapur, Kamil Ali Agha, Asad Abbas and others. The two sides discussed at length the situation arising out of the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama leaks case.
The JI chief told newsmen after the meeting that the Prime Minister’s sticking to his office despite being declared guilty by two SC judges and as an accused by the other three judges was the height of stubbornness. He said that the apex court decision had shown a way to the nation for wiping out corruption.
He said the entire opposition had demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister, and the Premier would have to step down in the long run. However, he said, that if the Prime Minister voluntarily resigned, this would the respectable course for him.
Ch. Shuja’t Husain told newsmen that all the five judges of the bench had held the Prime
Minister an accused and there was no option for him to remain in his office. He said that the Supreme Court decision was historic indeed because it had presented a sitting Prime Minister as a culprit before a JIT. He said that the opposition wanted to give the nation a line of action against corruption so that no plunderer could escape.
Ch. Shujaat said the Prime Minister wanted to address the nation even before going through the court verdict but he had been advised by his colleagues to first go read the judgment before taking a decision.
In reply to question, Khurram Nawaz Gandapr said that the PML(Q) would join the alliance against corruption no matter who led the alliance.
On the occasion, the JI chief announced the formation of a committee for working relationship with the four party alliance. The committee would include JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch and JI Punjab chief Mian Maqsood Ahmed.
Meanwhile, Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should step down to ensure a transparent and impartial investigation by the JIT.
He was addressing a convention of the JI workers at Rawalpindi on Monday. The JI Secretary General said that Pakistan could not march on the path of progress and prosperity without eliminating corruption. He said that time had proved that only an honest and competent leadership could solve the problems facing the country and the nation.
He said that after the Panama leaks and numerous other corruptions scandals, the JI should be the only choice of the electorate.—NNI