PTI PML-Q joined campaign against Panama Leaks
15 April, 2016
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) on Thursday announced to launch a joint campaign against the Sharifs over their involvement in the offshore investment scandal revealed by the Panama Papers.
The two parties reached the consensus that Panama leaks should be probed by a fully powered commission comprising prominent law experts including Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Ali Zafar, Dr Khalid Ranjha and Aitzaz Ahsan as well as the services of an internationally reputed forensic audit firm be acquired.
PTI senior leader and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on PML-Q leader and former deputy prime minister Ch Parvez Elahi at his residence in Lahore. Talking to media following the meeting, Elahi said that Nawaz Sharif always wrongly favoured Shahbaz Sharif and made him chief minister only because of being his brother. “But, today why he is not defending his elder brother and nephews?” he asked.
Elahi said ‘Shahbaz Leaks’ is a bigger scandal than Panama leaks which has destroyed a prosperous Punjab of our tenure.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “We want to benefit from your experiences and wisdom. Stance of PML-Q and PTI is clearly the same. Corruption is on the rampage. We want a strong opposition. We will formulate our future line of action on our Foundation Day on April 24 after consultation with other leaders.”
Expressing gratitude to Qureshi, Elahi said that Panama leaks has been thrown on the rulers by Almighty Allah and not by the opposition. He said the state of good governance of Shahbaz Sharif can well be imagined from the fact that they are not even able to apprehend the ‘Chhotu Gang’.