KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution, demanding of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after losing moral authority to rule the country.
The resolution was presented by Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Khairunisah Mughal and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman jointly. The resolution was passed unanimously as the PML-N and PM-LF lawmakers had walked out of the house when the resolution was presented. “This house demands that Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif should step down immediately as he has lost moral credibility to hold the all important post of premiership,” reads the resolution.
His act of concealing the facts of declaring assets, producing fake documents before honorable Supreme Court and its JIT and evading taxes has shattered the confidence of the people of Pakistan, said the mover of resolution. “It is therefore the considered opinion of this august house that Nawaz Sharif should resign forthwith”.
Speaking to the house, mover of the resolution Khurram Sher Zaman said that two judges of the Supreme Court had already disqualified the Prime Minister whereas the JIT formed at the directive of full bench has presented undeniable evidences after which it’s immoral for Nawaz Sharif and his family to stay in power.
Nawaz Sharif will not go to Saudi Arabia or Qatar but directly to the jail, he said. He proposed that a chapter should be included in the Sindh textbooks as lesson for people to learn from Nawaz Sharif’s fate.
Khurram Sher Zaman said the prime minister had become ineligible to hold the office, while PPP’s Nisar Khuhro seconded his stance adding that the house would not allow the prime minister to become a political martyr. PPP leader Saeed Ghani came down hard on the ruling party in a statement during the session stating ‘we want a respected leader as our PM.’
Muttahida Quami Movement – Pakistan lawmaker Faisal Subzwari also demanded accountability and end of corruption. “Joint investigation teams should probe all of the 179 mega corruption cases pending with the National Accountability Bureau,” Subzwari said.
On April 24, the speaker of Punjab Assembly blocked the opposition’s move in the house demanding prime minister’s resignation, but allowed the treasury to adopt a resolution reposing full trust in ‘active and sagacious’ leadership of Nawaz Sharif.
While addressing his cabinet in Islamabad on July 13, Nawaz termed the JIT report a pack of ‘allegations and speculations’ and announced that he will not resign as the prime minister on anyone’s call, as the cabinet members suggested that he fight the legal battle to vindicate himself in the Panama Papers case. The assembly session was adjourned till Wednesday.