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Panama leaks: Bilawal asks Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to step down

Published May 1, 2016, 1:01 pm IST
Updated May 1, 2016, 1:06 pm IST
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (Photo: PTI)
 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (Photo: PTI)

Dhaka: Pakistan People's Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called upon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down until investigations into the offshore assets of his family are completed.

"Mian sahib, you had demanded the resignation of former prime minister of our party Yousaf Raza Gilani and now we demand your resignation till the completion of investigation into the Panama leaks," Bilawal said on Saturday while addressing his first-ever political gathering in Azad Jammu and Kashmir where general elections are scheduled in June.

The scion of the Bhutto dynasty predicted that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League would not complete its five-year term.

Bilawal said the Panama leaks have exposed the Prime Minister. He added that his insincerity with the nation is now in the open and his term is nearing its end.

Accusing the Prime Minister of letting business interests dictate his policies, Bilawal said, "Alas! You have been the prime minister thrice, but you could not become a leader."

Bilawal also criticised Sharif's relationship with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, accusing the government of ignoring human rights violations in India-held Kashmir.

This is the first time the party has blatantly called for the Prime Minister to step down in the wake of allegations.



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