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Panama Papers scandal may topple Nawaz Sharif government in Pakistan?

It seems that the huge political storm which has erupted in Pakistan over 'Panama Paper' leaks issue will not douse without taking a toll over the Nawaz Sharif government.


Panama Papers scandal may topple Nawaz Sharif government in Pakistan?

Islamabad: It seems that the huge political storm which has erupted in Pakistan over 'Panama Paper' leaks issue will not douse without taking a toll over the Nawaz Sharif government.

According to a Zee Media report, the first observation which puts a certainty regarding the above situation is Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's sudden change in his travel plans.

On Wednesday, instead of arriving in Turkey to attend the OIC summit, Sharif left for London. According to media reports, he made this change in his travel plans due to a "personal and medical checkup".

Notably, before departing, Sharif held a meeting with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali and Punjab Chief Minister -- and his brother -- Shahbaz Sharif as well as other senior aides at Lahore's Allama Iqbal Airport.

President Mamnoon Hussain has also left for Istanbul on a three-day visit to attend an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation conference.

Sharif had however earlier formed a high-level judicial commission to probe any financial wrongdoing, a day after three of his children were named in the 'Panama Papers' for owning offshore companies prompting demands for an enquiry by the opposition.

Meanwhile, launching a scathing attack on Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan had yesterday said that the Prime Minister never thought to clear the air on the issue.

On the contrary, he added, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who was also facing the charges under the Panama Papers revelations, made his tax payments record for the past five-six years public.

Notably, he also demanded a fresh elections in Pakistan and probes by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Federal Board of Revenue, and the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Thus, it seems that some serious tensions are looming over the Nawaz Sharif government in Pakistan.

From Zee News

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