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Pak Army Chief urges PM Sharif to resolve Panama issue at earliest


Lahore: Weighing in on the government-opposition tussle over the Panama Papers expose, Pakistan Army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif has called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resolve the issue at the earliest.

Quoting a well-placed government source, the Dawn reports that Gen. Sharif, conveyed the pointed message to the Prime Minister in a one-on-one meeting before another huddle on national security at PM House.

The army chief’s expressed that the controversy over Panama Papers investigation was affecting the governance and national security of Pakistan and therefore, the issue needed to be urgently brought to a close.

“Gen Sharif believes that the issue is causing instability and insecurity,” the source said.

The crisis erupted after the Panama Papers leaks revealed offshore financial assets of Nawaz Sharif’s children.

Although the leaked documents had disclosed offshore companies of several other leading politicians, the opposition has been demanding that the probe should start with the prime minister’s family.

The government has been unwavering that the prime minister’s family had not done anything wrong by investing in overseas companies. (ANI)

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