ISLAMABAD: In a meeting after the submission of final report regarding Panamagate probe in Supreme Court, top PML-N leadership has advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif not to resign, sources told ARY News on Monday.
According to ARY News Islamabad Bureau Chief Sabir Shakir, a meeting was held in PM House after the big development in which most of the party leaders and cabinet members have asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif not to resign, stay put and contest the matter legally and politically.
Shakir claimed that there are differences within PML-N over the matter with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar as the biggest opponent of this advice, who has not attended the meeting and wants the party to elect a new leader of the house but PM Nawaz has chosen to go with the aye-sayers.
ARY News Islamabad correspondent Azhar Farooq, majority of PML-N leaders who attended the PM House meeting has suggested the PM not to resign and face the case while in office.
It is pertinent to note here that PML-N leaders Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal and Barrister Zafarullah did a press conference and not only rejected the JIT report but termed it Dharna three (a continuation of sit-ins by PTI) and accused the JIT members of not sticking to their mandate and expediting the investigation to the extent of becoming a trial court itself.