Panama Papers: ECP issues notices to PM Nawaz, all other stakeholders

09:49 PM | 17 Aug, 2016
Panama Papers: ECP issues notices to PM Nawaz, all other stakeholders
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued notices to Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and other leaders of the party on Wednesday.

The leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) named by four political parties regarding the Panama Leaks issue.

PM Nawaz and the other party leaders shall have to present their response over the allegations on September 6.

References filed by Opposition parties regarding the disqualification of PM Nawaz and the members of his family being named in the Panama Papers were heard today (Wednesday).

ECP has issued notices to Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif, Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Hamza Shehbaz and Captain (retd.) Safdar in this regard.

Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) lawyer Latif Khosa said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spread disinformation regarding the offshore companies, further stating that PM Nawaz was the real owner of the troupes.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) lawyer Anees Hashmi argued that PM Nawaz and his family members were involved in tax evasion and money laundering whereas the Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rasheed threatened to reach the streets over the prevailing issue.

PML-N leaders stated that the allegations leveled by the Opposition were a routine thing, further adding that PTI Chairman Imran Khan should stop dreaming about attaining premiership.

ECP also issued notices to PTI Senator Liaqat Tarakai and provincial minister Shahram Tarakai over not mentioning offshore company ownership in their declared assets.