'Go Nawaz, go': opposition lawmakers protest Panamagate verdict in NA, Senate

Opposition lawmakers in the Upper and Lower House on Friday protested the Panamagate verdict announced by the Supreme Court a day earlier, with chants of 'Go Nawaz, go' echoing in parliament.

National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi called for order in the house as MNAs registered their protest before his dais and staged a walkout, DawnNews reported.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, speaking to reporters outside the NA, posed the question: "With which face will the PML-N confront the public after the comments made in the Supreme Court judgement?"

"It has never happened in Pakistan's history before, that such comments were passed against a sitting prime minister."

"All five judges have raised questions asked by the PTI," he said, adding that the apex court had rejected all defence presented by the PM's counsel.

"Resign while you are being investigated," he urged the premier. "This is not an unusual demand."

Imran asked if it was possible for heads of institutions like the National Accountability Bureau to investigate the prime minister while he is power.

"If these institutions had been working, they would have stopped corruption already," he asserted.

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Fuente: DAWN