Pakistan: Panama papers leaks: Pakistan court orders probe against Nawaz Sharif; Imran Khan calls off protest

Author(s): Pranshu Rathi | Date: November 1, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/ | URL: https://goo.gl/VMzGyN | Type: Text

Turning up the heat on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after months of constant jibes by opposition parties, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a case into the Panama papers leaks.
The Supreme Court also offered to create a commission to investigate allegations that suggest that the Prime Minister’s children held offshore accounts.
Following the announcement by the Supreme Court, Pakistan’s opposition parties, mainly Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), called of their plan to “lockdown” Pakistan’s capital Islamabad. The party had promised that one million supporters would shut down the capital as part of its sustained efforts to force the ruling government out of power.

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