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Defiant Nawaz Sharif refuses to resign from office

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Jul 14, 2017, 5:23 am IST
Updated Jul 14, 2017, 5:23 am IST
Pakistan PM says family has lost a lot due to politics.
The PM earlier, received a loud applause from his cabinet colleagues who thumped desk on his announcement not to tender his resignation.
 The PM earlier, received a loud applause from his cabinet colleagues who thumped desk on his announcement not to tender his resignation.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday rejected demand of the Opposition and categorically said he would not resign from his office.

Chairing a meeting of the Federal Cabinet here, the Prime Minister said the Joint Investigation Team had submitted a report full of accusations and conjecture. “Our family has gained nothing from the politics, rather it has lost a lot,” he said.

 

The PM earlier, received a loud applause from his cabinet colleagues who thumped desk on his announcement not to tender his resignation.

The Opposition has been seeking resignation of the Prime Minister following submission of a report at the end of a 60-day probe into accusations of money laundering and concealment of wealth, on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Mr Sharif asked his colleagues; should he resign on the demand of anti-democracy forces. “I have no burden on my conscience, by the grace of God,” he said.

The Prime Minister said the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) got an overall lead in votes over those who were seeking his resignation. The Prime Minister said he was not involved in corruption of even a penny in past 32 years, since 1985. 

 

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