ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the stance of the counsel of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before the apex court was wrong that whatever the premier said on the floor of the assembly was a “political move”.

“Article 191 of the constitution says that the prime minister is accountable and answerable to the public,” he said, while talking to reporters outside the Supreme Court after the hearing of Panama leaks case.

Khan said that it was now crystal clear that Sharif family had no documents to prove the money trail for the purchase of London properties.

He said 25 lakh Dirham loss-making Gulf Steel Mills was cited by Sharifs as source of their businesses worth billions.

“Here poor people don’t get 1,000 rupees to save them and on the other side, someone came and rescued them by giving millions and billions,” he questioned. And now they are saying that they have no documentation and the entire business was done on ‘parchis’”, Khan added.

Chairman PTI said that his party’s lawyer had asked the courts to give them two days to deliberate over the formation of the commission to probe the matter.

He said entire nation wanted speedy justice and a quick verdict.

“We will examine the TORs of the commission they are proposing,” Khan said. 

As all the institutions the NAB, the FIA etc that are supposed to investigate the case are all under Nawaz Sharif by law and the right thing to do would be for him to resign, otherwise how will the investigations could  be free and open? he questioned.

“We will sit and deliberate, the Supreme Court has not made a final decision on the commission as yet and day after tomorrow we will give them our point of view,” Khan said.

The PTI chief argued that Nawaz Sharif’s lawyers had failed to answer even a single question that the court had posed regarding the Panama Papers.

“Before the court of the people of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has been proven guilty,” he said, and added that the onus of proof too was on the Sharif family now.

The court has simply given them some more time to present their case, Khan said.