ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan on Monday remarked that all that is needed for the Supreme Court to adopt the âGo Nawaz Goâ slogan is one more judge to rule against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
âTwo out of five judges of the Supreme Court already believe PM should be disqualified. If one more judge rules for the PMâs disqualification then [we will hear] âGo Nawaz Goâ [chants] from the Supreme Court as well,â he said while speaking to media during the apex courtâs hearing of Panama case post-JIT report.
Awan asserted that the entire nation has full confidence in the Supreme Court and its proceedings in the high-profile case.
âWe trust the Supreme Court. The entire nation, the PTI, the lawyers, everyone stands with the court,â he said, adding that Maryam group has defeated Nawaz Group within PML-N.
PTI leader Naeem-ul-Haque reiterated the call for PMâs resignation, calling the PM a âblemishâ on Pakistanâs name.
âPM violated the Constitution and the publicâs trust. He lied to the cabinet, his family, and the entire public,â he said.
âThe Supreme Courtâs decision in the case will be a beacon of guidance for the coming generations,â he added.
Opposition leaders expressed confidence in the apex court ahead of the Panama case earlier today.
Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid â one of the petitioners in the original Panama Papers case â addressed the media saying the entire nation stands behind the apex court. âIâll first see what the court says before submitting another petition to disqualify Nawaz Sharif,â he said.
PTIâs Shah Mehmood Qureshi said PTI is among other opposition parties that are demanding the resignation of the prime minister. “The governmentâs strategy since day one has been to delay the proceedings,” he said.
Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, one of the petitioners in the case, said there is no hidden agenda here, the nation only wants a corruption-free country. “Nawaz Sharif has to go now, there is no other way. We want no one in Parliament who does not adhere to articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution,” he said.