Panamagate: JIT accuses NAB of not actively examining charges against Sharif family

This PMLN leader demands PM Nawaz's resignation on TV

This PMLN leader demands PM Nawaz's resignation on TV

It said the ruling PML-N party may urge Sharif to stay on in office and Sharif may be tempted to do so, "but the toll on democracy would be too great".

Nawaz, during the meeting, was also advised to move the Supreme Court against the JIT report before July 17, added sources. Opposition leader Imran Khan has argued that Sharif had "lost all moral authority" but Sharif says his family's wealth was acquired legally.

An official statement said the representatives of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) reiterated their confidence in the party leadership and branded the JIT report a compilation of documents based on hypotheses and lies.

Claiming credit for initiating countrywide development projects in the country, Sharif claimed not a single allegation of corruption has surfaced against him.

Pakistan's supreme court is investigating Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister's daughter, for corruption stemming from documents found in the 2016 Panama Papers, the Guardian reports.

Mr. Sharif will be challenging the JIT report in the Supreme Court.

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In its report submitted to the apex court, the JIT recommended that a corruption case should be filed against Sharif and his sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz, as well as daughter Maryam, under the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordinance 1999.

Sharif's children were linked to offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands which were then used to purchase expensive property in London, and the Pakistan federal investigation agency believed the properties were bought with laundered money. The bench had also ordered the attorney general that the federation may itself decide about constitution of commission to initiate inquiry and proceed against the person in accordance with law.

The opposition parties will soon request for a Joint Session of Parliament to discuss the JIT's report and the matter of the prime minister's resignation, sources added.

Meanwhile, the PML-N's parliamentary leaders promised to stand by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif with millions of supporters and voters.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Thursday refused to resign despite demands made by the opposition for his exit in connection to the Panamagate row. The assets surfaced when Panama papers a year ago showed that they were managed through offshore companies owned by Sharif's children.

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