ISLAMABAD: In response to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) reference against Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to file yet another reference against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which will be submitted to the National Assembly speaker on August 15.
Talking to the media after a meeting at Bani Gala, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the party’s legal team consisting of Hamid Khan and Naeem Bokhari had been working on the reference, which was in final stage now. He said that the reference against the PM was based on articles 62 and 63 of the constitution. At the same time, the PTI decided to pursue an identical reference filed with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on August 17.
Friday’s meeting was convened to discuss party’s future strategy with regard to its protest movement against corruption in the wake of Panama Papers.
Regarding the terms of reference (ToRs) evolved by the opposition to probe the leaks, Qureshi said the PTI had endorsed the joint opposition’s decision to introduce a bill in Senate. He said that the party leadership had also endorsed the decision of moving resolutions in provincial assemblies relating to the revelations. He also said that the PTI was ready to hold negotiations over the ToRs if the government was also willing.