'Mian Sahib, you will have to resign': Imran khan asks Pakistan PM to step down after Panama Paper leaks

Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday demanded the resignation of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after 'Panama Paper' leaks which linked three of his children with offshore wealth and announced that he will launch an anti-corruption drive in the country.

Khan, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), addressed a massive rally in Islamabad to celebrate the party's 20th foundation day.

"Mian Sahib (as Sharif is addressed) you will have to resign," the cricketer-turned-politician said. Khan announced that he will launch an anti-corruption drive in the country with a rally in Sindh province on Tuesday which will be followed by another in Lahore.

Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan. Reuters

Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan. Reuters

He also rejected a probe commission announced by Sharif to investigate corruption charges against his family and others mentioned in the Panama leaks.

In 2014, Khan had launched protests in Islamabad to oust Sharif over electoral fraud. He said rampant corruption in the country forced him to form a political party 20 years ago.

"Although it has been two decades of my political struggle but I am still ready to spend another 20 years," Khan said. He also urged everyone to respect the rights of minorities and women after the murder of a Sikh provincial leader and his party by militants in Buner district.


Updated Date: Apr 25, 2016 08:02 AM

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