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Aitzaz Ahsan believes JIT’s inquiry behind closed doors benefit PM

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) senior leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday said that Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s inquiry behind closed doors would eventually benefit Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama probe, ARY News reported. 

Demanding to make JIT’s inquiry public, Ahsan dispelled an impression that the matter would have an adverse impact on national politics while talking to media persons outside Lahore High Court. 

He accused the government of trying to make the Panamagate investigation controversial. “We are demanding the open inquiry from day one as we believe the investigation behind the closed doors would ultimately benefit the main accused in Panama Leaks scandal”, he asserted.

The PPP leader also condemned the harassment of Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rasheed outside the National Assembly building by the ruling party worker.

“Rasheed was harassed and attacked outside the legislature by design”, he said.

It is worth mentioning here that several leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have expressed their concerns on the JIT members’ behaviour towards the Sharif family members and other officials during the interrogation. 

Previously, the premier’s son had filed a plea in the apex court for his reservation on two members of the JIT besides a complaint lodged by PM Nawaz Sharif’s cousin Tariq Shafi over maltreatment by the probing team.

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