LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek has announced countrywide protest movement for resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following the allegations on his family’s involvement in Panama leaks scandal.

PAT secretary general Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, in a meeting held at party head-office yesterday, issued instruction to all district heads for holding protests and taking out rallies for PM resignation. The “resign campaign” will be started immediately, he said.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Jamaat-e-Islami have already issued call of protests on the issue.

“We made decision for protests following creditable proofs about involvement of the Sharif family in opening and handling offshore accounts and managing businesses abroad without paying any taxes,” Gandapur said. He maintained that the current rulers had lost trust of the nation and must step down.

“Now there is no need of a commission but of action against looters,” the PAT leader said with a warning that protest demonstrations will continue till all the plundered money is bought back to the country.

PAT leaders Maj (r) Mohammed Saeed, Noor Ullah Sadique, Sajid Bhatti, Farraha Naz, Naeemuddin Ch, Mazhar Alvi, Mir asif Akber, Shehzad Rasool and Rana Tajjamal attended the meeting.

It was decided in the meeting to write to all the district and divisional heads of the party and instruct them to start an awareness campaign and inform the masses about corruption of the rulers and their involvement in the Panama Leaks scandal, stated party spokesperson.

The PAT workers were told to get banners and poster ready with inscriptions of “Resign” slogans and hold protest rallies outside the press clubs of their respective cities.