Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to resign from his post before the joint investigation team (JIT) submits its report to the Supreme Court (SC), to save himself from possible disqualification under the light of the JIT report.
According to a strategy devised by the ruling party, the Prime Minister would resign one day before the JIT submits its report to the Supreme Court. Under the light of the JIT report, he will resign as Member of National Assembly (MNA) and he would no more remain the prime minister of Pakistan.
In this way, he will save himself from possible disqualification as the court would not be able to send a disqualification reference against him to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as a reference cannot be filed against a person who is not a legislator.
According to sources, the ruling family had first decided to boycott the proceedings of the JIT.
A planted story against the court, former Senator Nehal Hashmi’s threats to the judiciary and a statement of government spokesman expressing “regrets” against the observation of the court were part of the planning.
However, the prime minister’s close aides, except for Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, have advised him to step down to save himself from disqualification.
If the court sends a reference against Nawaz Sharif to the National Accountability Court (NAB) in the light of the JIT findings, the case will be delayed as there are a lot of PML-N men to help him.