PM can’t supervise own accountability: Aitzaz
KARACHI—The Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been accused of owing offshore companies and hence he could not hold others as guilty or accused and formally indict others in cases of offshore companies. It is his moral obligation to surrender him for the accountability and let the probe commission to decide about his fate, as whether guilty or not guilty.
Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) senior leader Senator Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan expressed these views while talking to the newsmen at Sindh High Court’s premises, Wednesday. As a rule of thumb, the PM should resign from his office on moral grounds and he has to make all of his property and assets public starting from the year 1985 until 2016 along with details of revenue generation, hundredfold multiplication of his bank deposits, tax returns and the means and mechanism of transfer of money abroad from Pakistan.
The PM should also explain as how he managed to establish offshore companies and through which bank accounts he transferred the wealth abroad, he said.
It is a rule of thumb that one, who accepts presence of his property and accounts abroad and offshore companies, he is liable to give explanation to the nation, argued the PPP Senator. Nonetheless, the accountability has to be started from the PM as he is claiming that he has offered him for the accountability, he asserted. The PPP leader alleged the Pm has minted his wealth from the kickbacks from mega projects such as Metro Bus and Motorways projects.
Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan also said that all those whose names have appeared in the Panama Papers should be held for the accountability but the process of the accountability should be initiated from the PM. He said that all political parties on the opposition side except two are in favour of PM’s resignation and this start of the opposition with unity is a good omen.