ISLAMABAD (INP): Railways Minister and senior PML-N leader Kh Saad Rafiq has said that the ruling party would fight political and legal battles over the JIT report on Panama Leaks.
Talking to media persons outside the Supreme Court on Saturday, Saad Rafiq said Panama papers are part of a foreign conspiracy against Pakistan. He said those comparing Pakistan with Iceland were living in fools paradise as Pakistan is an atomic power.
He said educated people are using social media in a wrong way as to just criticize the incumbent government.
“Some people think that politicians are only thieves”, he continued He said a powerful leadership in Pakistan will take the country forward and it would be among leading economies in the next two decades.
He said this situation is hurting those who want Pakistan to remain weak and continue to carry the begging bowl to IMF.
The senior political leader said it should be decided once for all that the government will come and go through votes as voters are the best judge about the elected people. In addition there is an independent media which is carrying out accountability.
Saad Rafiq said during the last four years, the political situation is the same and politicians image has been distorted. He emphasised that it would have been better to judge the political parties for their delivery in federal and provincial governments.
However he regretted that in Pakistan politics is being done through allegations. He advised the PML-N workers not to respond to the abuses being hurled by the PTI leaders and workers.
He said there is need to address the challenges of poverty and un-employment instead of leg pulling.
To a question, Khawaja Saad Rafique said that why he should apologize if he has not committed any contempt of court. He said that the court has asked for the transcript of the speeches delivered during Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probe but no notice has been received in this regard so far.
He also said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will submit its reservations over JIT report in the court. Saad Rafique said that we want to lead the country on the path of development but opposition is pulling it backwards by maligning the prime minister.