Pakistan

Nawaz says Panamagate JIT members were ‘staunch opponents’

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that the Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) members were his party’s “staunch opponents” but he still presented himself before the team, ARY News reported.

In a interview with BBC Urdu, the ousted premier maintained that he had reservations over JIT (formed on the orders of supreme court) members but he and his family members still appeared before the team.

said that he had good relations with several generals of the army and no clash or rather contradictions with them.

“Pervez Musharraf some of his friends were against me, not the whole military” he said about the former military ruler who ousted Sharif in 1999.

Nawaz Sharif said that he firmly believes in the supremacy of the law, and does not believe in supressing the constitution of Pakistan.

“I have never deviated from the constitution. What the law says I have always obeyed it,” he maintained.

“If someone does not believe in the rule of law or supremacy of the consitution, then I do not agree with him.”

With asked a question about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, he replied that it was better to not make any comments on him.

He said that he has not asked anything or intends to do so from Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari.

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