Panamagate: Pakistan interior minister vows to quit in fresh setback for PM Sharif
Khan said he had argued with members of Sharif?s PML-N party over how to tackle the Panama papers leak, which had led to a probe into how the PM obtained his wealth Photograph: (Reuters)
Pakistan’s interior minister and PM Nawaz Sharif’s longstanding ally Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday that he will quit his post after the Supreme Court verdict on corruption accusations against Sharif, whatever the outcome.
"The day Supreme Court decides, whether it is in favour of Nawaz Sharif or against him, I have decided I will quit from my ministry and I will also quit from the National Assembly," Khan said, Reuters reported.
Khan’s announcement is a fresh blow to the PM who is awaiting a ruling that could remove him from office.
Khan said he had argued with members of Sharif’s PML-N party over how to tackle the Panama papers leak, which had led to a probe into how the PM obtained his wealth.
Earlier this month Sharif and his family members dismissed a report from the Joint Investigation team that raised questions about his wealth.