JIT acting under the directions of opposition parties: complains PM


London, June 25 (TNS): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), tasked by Supreme Court to probe Panama Papers, has lost track and appears to be acting under opposition direction.

He arrived to London on Saturday for a medical checkup after Umrah pilgrimage.

Talking to media here, the premier criticized his political rivals as well as the JIT members for their ‘biased’ inquiry.

Nawaz Sharif said he had asked the JIT, during his appearance, whether it was a corruption case and they didn’t respond to his question.

He complained about the losses which Sharif family had bear in previous tenures.

He mentioned that his family received no compensation after losing their factory in Dhaka after 1972, and also after Bhutto’s nationalisation scheme.

“Sit-ins caused Chinese President to refrain from visiting Pakistan. Those who claimed rigging in 2013 elections were proved wrong after by-elections,” he said.

Nawaz said the real JIT will be held by the people of Pakistan in 2018 elections. He said, “Our business is stable for the past 80 years,” while assuring that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government was transparent.

He raised objections over the statements from opposition about ‘raising umpire’s finger’. He said his political rivals had developed enmity over election defeat.

“Pakistan is progressing and those against it are conspiring,” he added. He vowed to eliminate power outages. PM Nawaz mentioned the matter Supreme Court Registrar WhatsApp calls and reaffirmed the doubts over Sharif family’s objections over the construction of JIT. The premier mentioned that the stock market had suffered a great deal because of political turmoil in the country.

He said, “We will fight terrorism after full cooperation towards the armed forces.”