LONDON - Former interior minister Rehman Malik said yesterday that Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had not demanded resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

This should be noted here that Bilawal had last month asked the prime minister, through a post on Twitter, to present himself before parliament and “follow his own advice and resign.”

“Future of democracy is linked with the Parliament House. Panama leaks issue should be resolved in parliament. If parliament is not used for resolution of issues then lock it,” he said while addressing a press conference in London.

“Bilawal and former president and Co-Chairperson of PPP Asif Ali Zardari are on the same page on the issue of Panama Papers and resignation of the prime minister. Zardari has said he is in favour of democracy,” he said.

Commenting on the opposition’s walkout from the parliament on Monday, Malik said it was better if Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah had spoken some more in the parliament after the PM had delivered his speech.

“I could not understand why Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan walked out of the House.”

However, he said, let’s be part of the solution now, not part of the problem. Panama Papers revelations had become issue of the whole nation. So, the nation should also have its input for its solution, he said adding that he would come up in a few days with a review report on Panamagate.

Malik also said Bilawal’s progress in politics had hurt the opponents.

To a query, he said there were some ailments that could not be cured in Pakistan, therefore Zardari had to come to London.

“We need to improve our health system.”

“Pakistan should have hospitals of such standard that nobody opt for cure out of the country,” he said.

Earlier, Zardari and Malik had a detailed discussion in London regarding Panama leaks, sources said.

Zardari announced a committee headed by Malik, and include PPP Punjab leader Safdar Warraich and Khurram Latif Khosa, to prepare a review report over Panama Papers leaks. The committee would submit the report to Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in two weeks.

The sources said PPP would take a decision over Panama Papers after reviewing the report in central executive committee meeting.