Patriot Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the Supreme Court’s order on the Panamagate probe a day earlier, and said those who pointed fingers at him would soon be embarrassed. ‘I have been striving continuously for this, and had on my own requested the Supreme Court to constitute a Commission,’ the premier said while chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad, reported a number of news channels.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Tuesday had announced to observe a ‘Thanksgiving Day’ in the federal capital on November 2 instead of a planned protest and sit-in. The abrupt decision came after the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Tuesday began hearing a case into the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks and offered to form a commission to investigate revelations that Sharif’s children held offshore bank accounts.
‘A law was framed and a parliamentary committee was also constituted, but all of our efforts remained unsuccessful. The objective of the agitators was to raise this issue on the streets alone. Thank God, this issue has now come before the Supreme Court, where InshaAllah [with Allah’s will] it would be decided in accordance with the constitution and law,’ the premier said in the meeting today. In a veiled reference to the PTI chief, he said, ‘Those who are now offering thanks should have thanked much earlier.’
‘I even asked my lawyers not to challenge maintainability of the Panamagate petition,’ the PM said, adding, ‘Those who pointed fingers will be embarrassed.’ Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claimed, ‘Our stance is very much clear from the day one’ on the Panamagate commission The Prime Minister also thanked the public for ‘not coming out on the streets’.