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Panamagate probe aims to mar CPEC, claims JUI-F chief

PESHAWAR: Calling on the masses to discern the future consequences of Panamagate report, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday implied the probe aimed to mar the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), ARY News reported.

Addressing a ceremony here he alleged that the sole purpose of the Panama Papers scandal was to disrupt the ongoing CPEC projects.

Deploring the Panamagate investigation, he queried the motive behind it as what he said: “I could not understand the objective of this investigation whether it aimed to eliminate corruption, punish Nawaz Sharif, or to cause political uncertainty in the country.”

The politico-religious leader asserted that the premier has not established his business empire recently, if the probe was conducted to evaluate Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s asserts.

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He lamented that anyone who defies the Panamagate probe gets a label of being corrupt.

Last week, the JUI-F chief termed the probing team controversial while he was on his two-day visit to Lahore.

Referring to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s allegations, Rehman said he did not feel a need to comment on it.

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