ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday he will not resign regardless of the demands being made by the group conspiring against him as the people of Pakistan have elected him.
The premier made the remarks while chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet. Addressing the cabinet members, Sharif termed the joint investigation team (JIT) report a concoction of allegations and stories regarding his family’s private businesses.
“Without any hesitation I presented myself and family before the JIT,” he stated, adding that his family business predates the entry of my family member in politics. “My family didn’t earn anything from politics but did lose a lot,” he said, adding that despite reservations he accepted the JIT’s formation. The language used in the JIT report displays malafide intentions, he said, adding that his conscience is clear. “Those demanding my resignation on false and unwarranted claims should first look at themselves,” said Sharif.
The premier said the Pakistan Muslim League-N got more votes than all the parties demanding his resignation, adding that he will not let the country’s development become a target of conspiracies.
Nawaz Sharif said in his stints as Chief Minister Punjab as Prime Minister he never indulged in corruption of a penny and no one can prove it. The members of cabinet agreed that there’s no legitimacy to the demands of the premier’s resignation, and expressed their complete support in the prime minister. The meeting decided to take up the matter of ‘baseless, unwanted remarks’ against government functionaries in the Supreme Court, asking on what grounds were such comments made by the JIT, sources added.