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PTI to hold mass campaign against PM Sharif over Panama Paper leaks

Updated: Jul 21, 2016 13:08 IST

Islamabad, July 21 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan will carry out a mass campaign against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in August, to push for investigation against him and his family into the Panamagate scandal, which alleges them of buying properties abroad and setting up offshore companies through money laundering.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Khan announced that his countrywide mass mobilisation campaign would start from Aug 7 against Prime Minister for resisting investigation into the Panamagate leaks, reports the Dawn.

"It will be an awareness campaign, making the masses conscious of the fact how the ruling family has robbed this country and now when caught red-handed is refusing a free and fair probe," said Khan and added that the objective of the movement is to make the Prime Minister agree for the inquiry according to terms of reference presented by the opposition.

Khan warned that if Prime Minister Sharif continued to defy the investigation, the same campaign could turn from rallies into sit-in or any other form.

The government has refused a set of terms of reference presented to it by the opposition parties for constituting the proposed Panama inquiry commission.

At a meeting convened by the PTI on Tuesday, the opposition parties called for an impartial investigation into the Panama Papers leaks and refused to hold further negotiations with the government on the issue.

Khan also announced that his party would hold a demonstration outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on July 25 against what he called its criminal silence on the issue of Panama Papers leaks. (ANI)