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Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday demanded resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying he has no moral ground to rule the country after the Panama Leaks case verdict. He paid glowing tributes to the apex court but at the same time questioned the composition of the joint investigation team (JIT), saying majority of its members will come from the institutions that work under the prime minister.

Khan said he did not expect more than that of this judgment. "the Prime Minister should step down for at least 60 days as long as JIT completes its investigations," he said.

He said what moral authority the Prime Minister has to stay on his position after the judgment. He said that Nawaz Sharif would face the criminal investigations like Uzair Blaoch, the head of banned Layari Aman Committee - a statement that was first given by Sheikh Rasheed of Awami Muslim League soon after the verdict.

"I pay tribute to the judges of the Supreme Court for giving a judgment that never came earlier in the history. All the five judges of the bench have rejected the explanation of the Prime Minister for owning the Mayfair flats, money trail and the Qatari letter," he added.

He said the judges rejected the Sharif family's stance on sources of income and money trail. "Even the two senior most judges of the bench have asked for the immediate disqualification of the Prime Minister. They have also said that Prime Minister is no more Sadiq and Amin," he added.

Khan also said that the Premier who is facing criminal investigations cannot deal with the looming crises such as load-shedding and bad economy. He reminded Nawaz Sharif that it was he who had demanded the then Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to quit and get himself cleared before the apex court.

He further stated that not only did the judges reject the Qatari prince's letter, they also reject the money trail, adding and the Hudaybia Paper Mills case would also be reopened.

"This might not have happened without the struggle of the PTI workers," he added.

He said that the apex court itself would supervise the JIT investigation and two judges have already said that the Prime Minister stands disqualified.

Showing his surprise over he distribution of sweets by the ruling PML-N to celebrate the verdict, he said that two judges have asked for the disqualification of PM while all the five judges have rejected the Qatari letter.

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