Defiant Maryam Nawaz says family being grilled gratuitously


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Islamabad July 5 (TNS): Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz, who appeared before the Joint Investigation (JIT) on Wednesday, said that the Sharif family was being grilled by the probe team without any corruption charges.

While talking to the media after appearing before the JIT, Maryam Nawaz said that she appeared before the JIT despite the fact that the Supreme Court had cleared her in the Panama Papers case. “I asked the JIT what charges are against me, they had no answer to the question,” she said adding that this it’s kind of a JIT which is searching for charges.

“We could have availed the immunity. We could have moved our vehicles to hospitals claiming backache. We could have gone to Nathia Gali to evade court cases, but we didn’t,” she said in an indirect reference to former president Pervez Musharraf, who had got himself admitted to the AFIC Rawalpindi when summoned by a court, and PTI chief Imran Khan, who made it to the hill resort of Nathia Gali when the apex court and the election commission had summoned him to reply on the money trail that led the purchase of Bani Gala property.

“The Sharif family has presented itself for accountability and this is our fifth accountability. This is nothing but a conspiracy against Nawaz Sharif. Whenever a conspiracy was hatched against Nawaz Sharif, he defied and bounced back. Stop Nawaz Sharif if you can, otherwise, power cuts, load shedding, development, a network of motorways, terrorism etc will come to an end,” she said alluding to the improved law and order situation and the ongoing development work in the country.

“The more you oppose Nawaz Sharif, he will strike back with same vigour and vehemently. You cannot detach the masses and the voters from Nawaz Sharif. He will become the prime minister for the fourth and fifth time. He is the most popular and fair leader in the country. Nawaz Sharif is trusted by the masses,” Maryam said warning the opponents to stop hatching conspiracies against the premier.

She said that no kickbacks, money laundering or any other corruption charges were against the Sharif family and their family businesses were being probed. She said their personal business was being probed at the behest of their detractors.

“Will never surrender or cow down but stand up for the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution,” she said questioning whether the people who have foreign holdings will ever be held accountable.

“Detractors must listen: if you think by implicating me in conspiracies and cases, you will pressure Nawaz Sharif, you must understand I am his strength. Those who have daughters can understand how daughters are close to their fathers,” she said.

“Nawaz Sharif bravely faced accountability in the past and he will continue to do in the future. The 2018 election will be the real test when we will be going to the public with our achievements,” she said.

Maryam Nawaz said that their detractors and political opponents will lick the dust and the Sharif family will come out triumphant after going through all trials and accountability.

She mentioned that earlier her detractors also attempted to implicate her in the Dawn leak episode but she was cleared and the foes were mortified.