Lahore: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer, Sirajul Haq Sunday announced countrywide protests against corruption from May 1.
Addressing a sit-in at Mall Road here, he said that the people of Pakistan are deprived of their basic necessities.
Criticizing the government, he said Panama Papers have revealed off shore holdings of the country’s rulers and other powerful people. He asked as to why the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs’ steel mills in Jeddah were in profit while the state-run Pakistan Steel Mills are suffering losses.
The announcement comes two days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali for setting up an inquiry commission to probe Panama Papers.
The opposition parties have rejected the proposed commission, calling it a “mere eye-wash”. They asked the government to hire foreign audit firms to investigate money trial.
Panama Papers had disclosed the off shore holdings of the prime minister’s family.
Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan was also present on the stage along with other leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami.