Imran Khan advises masses to ‘be ready’ ahead of JIT report  


Islamabad, July 9 (TNS):  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has called for the nation to be ready – what he believes – to protect Supreme Court against possible attack by workers of the ruling party after verdict of Panama Papers case.

The joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Sharif family’s offshore assets is all set to present its report to the Supreme Court.

“I am asking the nation to remain prepared…,” Imran Khan told reporters in Bani Gala, Islamabad on Sunday. “This is a war for the future of the country as the rulers are driving it towards destruction.”

“It seems they are aiming for a direct attack on the top court,” the PTI chairman said, adding that the premier’s name should be put in the Exit Control List. “[The] SC should ask the PM to step down at once.”

According to Imran, the PML-N is cognisant that the decision of the court is not going to come in their favour, and therefore has escalated their campaign against the judiciary.

The PTI chairman had earlier said the ruling party were threatening and verbally abusing the probing team after failing to buy its loyalties. He has also called upon the premier to resign until an investigation into the matter is complete.

On Saturday, PML-N leaders said they will not accept any report of the JIT if the former Qatari prime minister version is not made part of the probe. According to them, the team should have travelled to Doha to record his statements.

The two letters of the prince were presented in the Supreme Court last year to substantiate the money trail of the offshore assets.

The leaders also demanded that the entire proceedings of the JIT, including the audio and video recordings, be made public.