PM terms his appearance before JIT a milestone for supremacy of constitution


—Radio Paksitan

SLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says his appearance before Joint Investigation Team is a milestone for rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution.

He was talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon after over two and a half hours appearance before the JIT probing allegations into Panama Papers.

The Prime Minister said never before in the history of the country, three generations of a family were held accountable the way his family is being done. The Prime Minister said the present process of accountability has been extended to period beyond his birth.

Nawaz Sharif said he and his family have repeatedly been subjected to merciless accountability but no allegation of corruption had ever been proved. He expressed the confidence that the outcome of the ongoing inquiry would not be different as he and his family have done nothing wrong.

The Prime Minister pointed out that first accountability of his family began in 1972 when their assets were nationalized. Then PPP Government pursued policy of victimization of his family but could not find anything wrong.

Nawaz Sharif said had there been any evidence of corruption against him or his family then Musharraf would not have instituted a false case of plane hijacking against him.

Referring to the on-going investigations, the Prime Minister said all documents relating to his own assets and those of his family are already with the Supreme Court and today he once again handed them over to the JIT.

Mian Nawaz Sharif emphatically stated that what is going on has nothing to do with corruption or bungling of government resources. He said purely personal and family matters and businesses are being complicated and politicized.

He said JIT report and the Supreme Court verdict in the case would come soon but we must remember that there would be a people’s JIT next year. He said we all will have to present ourselves before JIT of 200 million people of Pakistan. He said above all, we will have to appear before the court of Almighty Allah Who is not dependent on any JIT.—Radio Pakistan