Skip to main content

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)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 27, 2017, 01.55 PM (IST)

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. 

Show Comments
  • delete