Pakistan

PTI ‘wishes’ to take part in JIT proceedings

PML-N

ISLAMABAD: The appearance of Prime Minister’s son Hussain Nawaz before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) with his lawyer has concerned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), urging the JIT to allow the party’s counsel to take part in the proceedings.

The PTI spokesperson, Fawad Chaudhry, issued a statement just hours after the premier’s son Hussain appeared before the JIT, seeking permission from the JIT to also allow party’s lawyer to participate in the proceedings.

Chaudhry opined that Nawaz Sharif and his other family members should appear before the JIT as ‘ordinary accused persons’ rather than bringing their lawyers to speak on their behalf.

Coming down hard on the ruling party, the PTI spokesperson queried the federal cabinet members the motive of accompanying Hussain Nawaz on his arrival at the judicial academy for JIT proceedings.

He alleged that the premier’s son had raised objection to two of the JIT members with an ill-intention.

It should be recalled here that the PTI chief – Imran Khan – is the main petitioner in the Panamagate case who alleged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has bought offshore properties through illegal means by taking the national wealth abroad in 1990s when he served twice as prime minister of the country. The five-member bench of the Supreme Court on April 20 ordered formation of the JIT in its verdict.

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