ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders said that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in its final report to the Supreme Court failed to accuse Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of corruption or money laundering even after trying its best.
The PML-N leaders were addressing a press conference, where they read out passages from the JIT final report to emphasise the parts supporting the stance of the Sharif family.
The phrases, ‘most likely’ and ‘it seems’, do not suffice to hold the premier responsible, said Aziz.
He said that only one paragraph describes Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s relation to the London flat, which is also not definite as the link has been drawn from an interview.
“A short stay in the flat does not denote ownership,” he said.
A media trial of Maryam Nawaz was carried out but the Supreme Court verdict did not mention anything about her.
PML-N leader Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said that the party would fully pursuit the legal battle on the JIT report in the apex court and would emerge victorious.
On July 10, the JIT submitted its report, spread over 10 volumes, to the Supreme Court’s special implementation bench.
The JIT in its final probe report into the Sharif family’s assets held that the prime minister and his three children — Maryam, Hussain and Hasan — have accumulated wealth beyond their own known sources of income.
The Supreme Court’s special implementation bench has set July 17 as the next date of hearing in the Panama Papers case.
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