Govt ‘rubbishes’ JIT report on Panama leaks

July 10, 2017

ISLAMABAD: ‘Rejecting’ the joint investigation team (JIT) report on Sharif family’s offshore properties, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has announced to challenge the probe body’s findings.

“The report and its contents are not new for us or the nation,” Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said at a presser called to convey the government’s stance on the inquiry report. “It is based on the accusation that Imran Khan has been levelling as a political narrative during the last several years.”

In its 256-page report submitted to the apex court on Monday, the JIT found “significant disparity” between the known sources of income and the accumulated wealth of the Sharif family, and had suggested filing of a reference with the National Accountability Bureau.

“If you review this report, it has no logical argument neither it has quoted authentic sources or material but is based on things that have no authenticity before the law. “Therefore, we are rejecting this report, terming it rubbish”.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Peoples Party have demanded immediate resignation of the prime minister.

INP