Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Monday filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his family from electoral office under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

“PM Nawaz is not ‘sadiq’ and ‘amin’ anymore and therefore is not eligible to hold a seat in the NA,” the petition said.

PPP’s petitioner Latif Khosa further stated that the premier was had defaulted on up to Rs. 6 billion in loans. He added that a person who paid only a few thousand rupees in annual taxes could not have billions to his name.

The PPP leader said that the government intended to save the Prime Minister from accountability after Panama Papers revealed his and his family’s ownership of offshore assets. He said that evidence of the PM’s involvement in money laundering had been submitted along with the petition seeking his disqualification.

The names of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Captain Safdar and Hamza Shahbaz were also included in the reference.