PPP to file reference for PM’s disqualification on Monday
OBSERVER REPORT ISLAMABAD—After Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan People’s Party has also decided to file reference in the Election Commission of Pakistan for disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other family members on Monday.
PPP has prepared the reference against Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Captain (retd) Safdar, son-in-law of the prime minister.
The reference will be filed in ECP under articles 62, 63 by former governor Punjab Latif Khosa. The PPP has already distanced itself from parliamentary committee on ToRs for investigation into Panama papers leaks.
PPP leader Barrister Latif Khosa said all five of them do not meet the criteria for qualification for public office set under Article 62 and 63 of the constitution. He said the reference prepared by People’s Party comprises of around 1000 pages having sufficient evidence to declare them disqualified. It includes selfcontradictory statements of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar as evidence.