ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister House spokesperson Musadiq Malik early Saturday morning commented on the ongoing situation with the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), saying that the Sharif family “is cooperating in all court-related matters”.
“There is no question of not obliging with the JIT,” Malik said in a TV interview.
The spokesperson also discussed how the government has been called ‘Sicilian Mafia’, expressing his confusion as to how that even came to be. “I am surprised they called the Sharifs that; what exactly do you see that compares with the ‘Sicilian Mafia’?” he asked.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government on Thursday noted its ‘deep sorrow and regret’ over a Supreme Court judge’s remarks painting the government as a ‘Sicilian mafia’, adding that it was “against judicial traditions and code of ethics of the apex court”.
Malik, however, went on to explain that they respect the judiciary and that the Sharifs have appeared in the court whenever it summoned them to explain their stance and answer questions.
In addition, talking about the Nehal Hashmi debacle, the spokesperson commented that PML-N issued a statement right after the politician’s video surfaced to clarify the speech stemmed from his “personal views” and that his party membership had been revoked.
Malik, towards the end, concluded by saying that the PML-N government desires going forward hand-in-hand with the country’s political parties and institutions in future.