Siraj joins calls for PM's resignation ahead of JIT probe

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) head Siraj ul Haq on Thursday joined calls from opposition parties for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation in order to make way for a transparent probe into the Panama papers as ordered by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in its landmark judgement.
"We had announced that our party would accept the Supreme Court's verdict. But in opinion, this case is not over yet. It has entered the next stage," Haq told media persons in the federal capital.
The Prime Minister must leave his office as long as he doesn't get a clean chit from the joint investigation team, he said, adding that he PM) is morally bound to not use his powers till the completion of the probe, he.
The JI Ameer was of the view that Prime Minister Sharif's legal team had failed to satisfy the apex court about the source of income used to buy offshore properties. The JIT will interrogate the prime minister like it does with terrorists," he added. 
Meanwhile, reacting to the Panama verdict by a larger bench of the Supreme Court, Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that government would be devastated by the decision. "Although PML-N has distributed sweets, but soon they will be observing Sham-e-Ghariban," he said. "It is a devastating decision for the government," he said. - NNI