Nawaz Sharif Refuses to Buckle, Reiterates he Won’t Resign Over Panama Papers Scandal

Islamabad, July 22: Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his stance that he would not resign. Addressing a meeting of the PML-N after the Supreme Court reserved its verdict in the Panama Papers case on Friday, Nawaz Sharif made it clear that he won’t buckle under pressure. The PML-N also supported its leader and maintained the Prime Minister would not be affected in the Panama case’s decision. However, the absence of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan from the PML-N meeting confirmed that he has some reservations with the party leadership.

At the meeting in which Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he won’t step down, the PML-N also decided to file a civil miscellaneous application before the Supreme Court to challenge Volume-10 of the report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) about mutual legal assistance sought from different countries, reported Dawn. The PML-N leaders said they didn’t not consider the option of a new prime minister.

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