JIT appearance: Nawaz bars PML-N workers from showing up at FJA


Islamabad June 13 (TNS): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has barred Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers from showing up at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA)  on June 15 during his appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case.

Soon after the premier issued the directives, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan issued a statement warning the ruling party to rein-in their “Gullu Butts” and stop them from showing up at the FJA to pressurise the JIT members, otherwise, he will unleash his devoted workers to take on the PML-N workers.

PM Nawaz in his message to the PML-N workers said that “you are the real strength of the party and remember me in your prayers instead of showing up at the FJA to express solidarity with me”.

Prime Minister Assitant Asif Kirmani said that that the premier had been intimidated about the party workers’ desire and plans to assemble at the FJA during his appearance before the JIT, however, the prime minister flatly asked the PML-N supporters and workers to stay home.

However, banners bearing pictures of Nawaz, CM Shahbaz Sharif and expressing solidarity with the prime minister sprang up in the Islamabad.

Earlier, PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi visited the academy to supervise ‘arrangements’ ahead of the premier’s appearance. Abbasi said that party workers and leaders would welcome their leader on Thursday.