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Opposition is trying to tarnish my image, says Nawaz Sharif

The Pak PM urged Opposition to follow a development-oriented agenda as negative politics prove detrimental to the country

ANI  Islamabad 

Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accused the opposition of needless public uproar on Panama leaks since he has already written to the Chief Justice to investigate the offshore accounts of the Pakistanis.

The Prime Minister is expected to address the Parliament on Monday to clarify his position, as reported by Dawn.

Some politicians are behaving like a commission within themselves and are giving their verdicts based on allegations, he said while speaking to reporters on board his aircraft on his way back to Islamabad from Tajakistan.

Prime Minister Sharif said there was no justification for the opposition's hue and cry, especially after he had requested the chief justice to start the inquiry into Panama leaks.

It is my genuine desire the commission led by the Supreme Court Chief Justice is formed at the earliest, he said while yet again defending his family's fortunes.

He believed the opposition's criticism was not aimed at bringing improvements to the country but was only meant to target him.

The Prime Minister urged the opposition to instead follow a development-oriented agenda as negative politics had always proved detrimental to the country.

The government has been under immense pressure since the Panama Papers named the Prime Minister's three children as beneficiaries of offshore holdings managed by Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Prime Minister Sharif, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Jeenbekov Sooranbai formally inaugurated the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa-1000) electricity project in the Tursunzade city of Tajikistan earlier on Wednesday.

After his return, the Prime Minister held a consultative meeting with his party leaders and discussed the opposition's moves inside and outside the Parliament.

The Prime Minister was to address the National Assembly today to clarify his position on Panama leaks but his policy statement was rescheduled to Monday on the opposition's request.

First Published: Fri, May 13 2016. 12:20 IST