Panama Papers fallout: Nawaz Sharif in huddle with party lawmakers amid Opposition call for resignation

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is holding consultations with the lawmakers of the ruling party to devise a strategy to respond to the opposition’s calls for his resignation over the Panama case probe panel’s report on money laundering charges against him.

A six-member Joint Investigation Team, probing the Sharif family’s offshore assets and alleged corruption, in a 10-volume damning report submitted to the Supreme Court on 10 July recommended that a corruption case should be filed against the prime minister and his sons — Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz — as well as daughter Maryam.

During the meeting with the lawmakers of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Sharif would take stock of the prevailing political situation in the country.

File image of Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif. AFP

File image of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif. AFP

Sources close to PMLN said that it would

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