ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has held out an assurance that the state institutions are not creating any hurdle in the investigation of Joint Investigation Team formed to probe the Panama case.
Speaking in the National Assembly Wednesday, he said that the institutions are providing all the required material to the JIT and denied allegations of tempering of record or not sharing the information.
The finance Minister made it clear that none of the institution has been asked not to share the record with the JIT. He said both the departments, the FBR and SECP are part of his ministry and informed that having fast, he rejects the allegation. He said on oath he is making the statement that neither any department has been stopped from providing information to JIT nor would do so.
He said he does not know under what frustration, the JIT has given this statement. He questioned as to why the Whatsapp call was made instead of making telephone? He said why doubts were being created in the whole matter.
The Finance Minister made it clear that they stand for rule of law and it does not matter which party is in the government.
He said the government respects the process of investigation but doubts and suspicions on it are also part of the record. We fully respect the law and the constitution. He said the Prime Minister who will appear before the JIT tomorrow has also asked the party workers to stay away from the JIT Secretariat. INP