Dismissing the "outburst of allegations" by Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regretted that the PPP chairman had twisted facts to suit his agenda.
"Instead of demanding resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the PPP leader should have sought it from Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, who has plunged the beautiful region of Azad Kashmir to the depths of dilapidation, corruption and bad governance," said Dr Asif Saeed Kirmani, special assistant to Sharif.
Talking to Greater Kashmir by telephone, he said it would have been better if the PPP leader had done some homework before making an "irrational demand" at a public meeting.
"He is chairman of a party but he does not know that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif does not figure anywhere in Panama Papers. Yes the names of his children are there, and they will clear themselves whenever a commission is constituted," he said.
On Bhutto-Zardari's allegations regarding Kashmir, Dr Kirmani recalled that Kashmir was an international issue, which was converted into a regional dispute by his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto under Simla Agreement.
"It goes to the credit of Nawaz Sharif that he revived this issue at the UN and all other international forums with full force," he added.
Otherwise, Dr Kirmani said, he welcomed Bilawal in AJK, because finally the PPP leader had felt the heat of the successful workers' conventions by the PML-N.
He claimed that the people of AJK were fed up to the hilt with the "corrupt and inefficient" PPP government, which would be sent packing through the power of vote.
"Mr Bilawal's speech reflected his fear of PML-N's popularity. Let he know that by the blessings of Allah and support of masses the PML-N will form next AJK government with absolute majority."