Govt institutions reject JIT allegations: AG


Islamabad June 16 (TNS): Attorney General (AG) on Friday submitted a joint reply in Supreme Court (SC) saying that all the government institutions including Prime Minister’s House have rejected the allegations leveled by the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

The AG asked the team to provide evidence of dictating any of the witnesses and said that decision cannot be taken without listening to the stance of those being accused in the JIT petition.

Quoting the reply of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the report stated that the show cause notices issued to 77 officers including Irfan Naeem Mangi were not based on dishonesty. It assured to have implemented the directives as per the guidelines provided by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Law Ministry.

“Neither tampered record nor pressurized anyone,” the AG said.

He said that the document, summoning PM to appear before JIT was either leaked by JIT or its staff members. He said that JIT attached media talk shows clippings and social media posts along with its complaint which probably consumed time for compilation.