Allegation of no cooperation with JIT is baseless: PM

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday the allegations of not cooperating with the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for Panama case are baseless.

In an address to the party leaders, it was said no one will be allowed to hurt the public mandate. The attendees including legal experts and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members showed confidence in the premier. He has summoned a cabinet meeting for Thursday.

The Prime Minister made it clear that he will neither dissolve the assemblies nor resign from his position in a meeting to discuss course-of-action of the ruling party after JIT report
Nawaz Sharif has demanded that contradictions in JIT report should also be brought forth in the Supreme Court.

JIT had earlier recommended the apex court to lodge case against Nawaz Sharif and his sons in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The PML-N leaders said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the most popular leader in Pakistan and people had elected him for five years, adding that they will make sure the public mandate remains intact.

On the occasion, the ministers and representatives of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) reiterated their confidence in the party leadership and branded the JIT report a compilation of documents based on hypotheses and lies. The participants of the meeting observed that the probe team relied upon media coverages and accusations only that made it a political report.

They also stated that PM’s hands are clean as he is not having any offshore company, therefore, he will not resign, adding Panama Leaks is a conspiracy whose directors are abroad and actors are in the country.

Addressing a press conference along with Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the opposition tried to build a narrative out of the court’s 5-member decision earlier. “Now they are doing the selective reading again into the JIT’s report and demanding PM’s resignation”, she said.

“The JIT itself states that Maryam Nawaz Sharif is ‘probably’ the beneficial owner of the offshore companies. What is this ‘probably’? They tries to assassinate the characters of Sharif family by using words like ‘fraud’, ‘lying’ and that was why Sharif family had raised the questions over their integrity earlier in a legal manner”, said Marriyum.

Marriyum added that all the elements involved in the conspiracy, living in Pakistan and abroad, will be exposed. “I’m making it clear that they will not be given this government on contract under any condition”, she said.

“The organisation given the contract to do Maryam Nawaz’s letter’s forensic ordinance is owned by a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) card-holder and he has been raising funds for them in UK” Talking on the occasion, PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz said that the organisation given the contract to do Maryam Nawaz’s letter’s forensic ordinance is owned by a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) card-holder and he has been raising funds for them in UK.

He asked why was the UAE justice department’s letter leaked to media when Volume-10 of the report was to be kept secret. Aziz said that JIT’s report was baseless. “The annexure submitted had clearly mentioned that the LC was of Sharjah port while the letter made public says that Dubai ports authority didn’t confirm any transaction. This is shocking”, he said.

Aziz added that the ownership of the flats wasn’t discussed at all in the report. “The JIT report said that the minister in UK had confirmed the letters of Maryam Nawaz Sharif but they were still rejected by the forensic company on fictitious grounds”, he said.

If JIT has stated that PM Nawaz Sharif is the owner of 63-A because he used to stay there then should we also declare Nathia Gali Guest House as Imran Khan’s residence, because he stays there too often”, said Daniyal Aziz.

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