ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran KhanThursday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has not provided any new vital information during his appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).
Imran said the speech delivered by the Prime Minister after his appearance before the JIT was old since it had already been read earlier. “They have not provided anything new… any evidence to the JIT,” Khan said.
The PTI chief said the Sharifs’ only defence in the investigation was the letter from Qatari prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani. “Because the Qatari Prince has refused to appear before the court… they have nothing left to explain how money was transferred from here to purchase the ‘palaces’ in London.”
Imran Khan said it was “most shameful” that the prime minister was portraying the probe as some sort of a “conspiracy” against his family. He said Sharif had suggested that the army and judiciary were jointly behind this conspiracy.
The PTI chief said he wants to remind the prime minister that after the new army chief and chief justice took their oaths last year, his daughter Maryam Nawaz had tweeted that the “storm has passed… meaning the conditions were now favourable” for her family.
“This means both the new army chief and chief justice are people who have complete confidence in them [the Sharifs]…, they [the Sharifs] are pointing fingers at the same people,” he said.
The Sharif family has done this for the past 30 years, the PTI chief alleged. “The umpire is either their own… or against them.” NNI