ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly (NA) Ayyaz Sadiq has rejected reference by Awami Muslim League (AML)  chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad seeking disqualification of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif due to insufficient evidence. .

NA speaker Ayyaz Sadiq has said the evidence provided by Sheikh Rashid along with his reference are insufficient. PM can not be deseated on the  basis of the evidence provided with the reference.

He held that reference filed by Sheikh Rashid Ahmad would not be sent to election commission. Sheikh Rashid had filed a 162-page reference for disqualification of PM on the basis of Panama leaks to election commission on August 16.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has been informed by NA speaker in writing about rejection of his reference.