Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has been given 7 days to resign.The Supreme Court Bar Association and the Lahore High Court Bar Association have threatened to launch a countrywide movement if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif doesn’t resign in seven days. In a joint declaration issued by the two bar associations, they said that following the Supreme Court’s order on the Panama Papers case, the Prime Minister should no longer hold the position and resign within seven days, The Dawn reported.
As reports emerged that the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav was to stall peace talks with India, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has told the army chief that the meeting with Sajjan Jindal was part of back-channel talks. Jindal had met with Sharif and this is said to have angered the Pakistan army chief, General Qamar Bajwa.
After the order by the International Court of Justice which stayed the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif met with the army chief to discuss the next course of action. The meeting between Sharif and army chief, General Qamar Bajwa was also attended by ISI Director General, Lt Gen. Naveed Mukthar.
In more trouble for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan’s party has said it would sue Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly taking money from Osama bin Laden to promote jihad in Kashmir.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the formation of a joint investigation team to probe prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in connection with the Panama papers case. A five-judge bench comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Gulzar Ahmed, Ejaz Afzal Khan, Azmat Saeed and Ijazul Ahsan delivered a 3-2 split verdict in the matter.
The Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict by a military court in Pakistan is a pointer to how things work in Pakistan. The all powerful Pakistan army went ahead and sentenced Jadhav to death and the Prime Minister of the country, Nawaz Sharif was totally unaware of it.
Many news outlets described Trump’s call to Sharif as something that may have upturned America’s relationship with both India and Pakistan.