Pakistan News : News Updates – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced that PTI would boycott the joint session of the Parliament on Wednesday, E Pakistan News Reported.
Addressing a press conference after the party’s meeting at Bani Gala, Khan said he doesn’t consider Nawaz Sharif as legitimate Prime Minister of Pakistan and going to the parliament means lending him legitimacy.
“Nawaz Sharif has convened the joint sitting of the parliament to save himself from Panama probe,” he said, adding there was no need to call the session.
Khan also lashed out at National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq for his refusal to forward a reference against Nawaz Sharif to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
“I wasn’t named in the Panama Papers and yet my case was referred to the commission,” he lamented.
Khan said that Prime Minister Sharif was doing everything to save himself from accountability in the wake of Panama revelations, which put spotlight on his offshore holdings.
To a question, he said that PTI sent its representative to the meeting of parliamentary leaders despite reservations.
Meanwhile, sources say that PTI will shut down Islamabad on October 30 to press the government for Panama inquiry.