Pakistan

Onus on Sharifs to present Qatari royal before JIT, Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: As Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing money laundering allegations against the Sharif family is all set to submit its final report to the Supreme Court tomorrow, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid said on Sunday that onus was on the Sharif family to ensure presence of Qatari royal, its key defense, before the JIT, ARY News reported.

While addressing a press conference here at his residence in Rawalpindi, AML chief claimed that sensing its defeat, the ruling party might appeal the Supreme Court questioning the outcome of the Panama probe branding it a conspiracy against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

With the Qatari prince refusing to acknowledge legal status of the JIT and appearing before it, Sharif’s were left with no defense, he said.

“If the PML-N storms the apex court as its leaders and activists did in 1997, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan will come out in support of the judiciary,” Sheikh said.

He appealed the top court to take notice of perpetual criticism of the Panama JIT by the PML-N camp for what he said was equal to attack on the judiciary.

Commenting on PM’s daughter Mariyam Nawaz appearance before the JIT, he said the ruling party couldn’t gather 200 activists on the day of her appearance to show support for their leader.

He slammed the ruling party for raising so much hue and cry over the photo leak of Hussain Nawaz.

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