PM Nawaz says won’t resign, will fight till the end for masses

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ISLAMABAD: Reiterating his decision to not resign from office, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that God willing he will continue to fight for the people of Pakistan till the last point. 

The premier made the remarks while chairing the parliamentary party meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday.

Addressing the participants, the premier said the country has been going through ups and downs in the last 70 years, adding that governments have been dismissed in the country on accusations of corruption and being a ‘security risk’ in the past.

Sharif said he has done nothing wrong and his conscience is clear.

He said in the last four decades, he has set up various development projects, including power generation schemes and motorways, in Karachi and Punjab but not a single allegation of corruption has surfaced.

“No political family has ever presented itself for accountability the way we have,” he said, adding that he never made any deals or signed NROs with anyone to save their skin.

The prime minister said he was hopeful about and welcomed the signing of the Charter of Democracy with Benazir Bhutto [in 2006] but was let down when she signed the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

Sources said the meeting was called to ponder a strategy in response to the opposition’s calls for the premier’s resignation following the submission of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report.

At the start of the meeting, legal experts gave a briefing on the JIT report and the government’s potential response in the Supreme Court, sources said further.

The meeting, held at the PM Office, was attended by the party’s National Assembly members and senators.

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