ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his address to the nation on Friday, said he will resign and go home if proven guilty by the Panama Papers probe.
I challenge all those who allege tax fraud to come forward and present evidence. If charges are proved against me, I will resign immediately, vowed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in what was his third address to the nation in the past thirty-days.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated that he has taken the decision to write a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, for the formation of a commission to probe the allegations leveled against him and his family.
The Prime Minister added that he will accept the recommendations presented forth by the commission. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif alleged that certain elements are threatening to destabilize the country in the wake of the Panama Papers.
The Premier further said that after allegations were leveled against his family after the Panama Papers he took the nation into confidence and ordered the formation of a judicial commission under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge.
The Prime Minister said that we have answered such allegations in the past and we will do it again, because we believe that as a democratic government and representatives of the people, it is our duty to answer these allegations.
“The commission has not yet been established, but people have already passed judgments,” lamented Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Nawaz added the incumbent government has always supported accountability, and has taken steps to make the taxpayers directory public on FBR’s website.
The Prime Minister said that he was unaware that the details of assets of public representatives were removed from the election commission’s website, and he took notice of the issue and asked Ishaq Dar to re-issue these details as soon as he came to know of the development.
Nawaz reiterated that he is only answerable to the people of Pakistan, and not to politicians which indulge in point scoring. He also requested the media to first confirm facts behind any allegations before bringing it to the public.