Detractors are Hiding behind Panama Papers accountability to oust me: sharif

Vastavam web: Embattled Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is facing graft allegations, today attacked his detractors, saying they are “hiding behind Panama Papers accountability” to oust him.”Since they know they (opponents) cannot defeat me in elections and cannot send us packing through any legitimate means they are hiding behind Panama Papers accountability to oust us,” Sharif said while inaugurating a power plant in Jhang, some 200 km from Lahore.Sharif accused his critics of “playing a game on the pretext of accountability” in the Panama Papers case.

Sharif recently appeared before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing his and his children’s offshore holdings in the Panama Papers case.His children and brother Shehbaz Sharif have also appeared before the body constituted by the Supreme Court and their statements have been recorded.Sharif also asked Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan “not to hide behind the JIT” to conspire against him and challenged the cricketer-turned-politician to compete with him in elections. Imran, meanwhile, said Sharif will be disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panama case.