PM flatly rejects call for resignation

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presides over a meeting of the cabinet on Thursday. Criticising the JIT report, the premier said it was a compilation of allegations and assumptions about his family businesses.INP
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presides over a meeting of the cabinet on Thursday. Criticising the JIT report, the premier said it was a compilation of allegations and assumptions about his family businesses.—INP

ISLAMABAD: In his first direct response to the calls of opposition parties for his resignation after the release of the report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the Panama Papers case, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday categorically declared that he would not step down.

“Should I resign at the whim of anti-democracy conspirators? Why should I resign and on what basis?” he said amid desk-thumping by

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