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Imran asks PM Nawaz to resign following JIT report

11 July 2017

He said the political opponents were scared of the PML-N government because of its development works and feared an end to their politics that if Nawaz Sharif completed his five-year term.

The Panama JIT members arrived at the court amid tight security along with a box believed to be containing the investigation report and evidences collected by them during 60-day long investigation.

The minister said that the PML-N is still ready to fight the legal battle in the court and will demolish all accusations against the Sharif family, excercising all available legal options.

He noted that the JIT had failed to record the statement of a key witness.

Nawaz Sharif had held an advisory meeting with federal ministers and law experts on July 8 to deliberate on what option to take after the JIT submitted its report on the findings of the Panama Leaks investigations.

For instance when they demand that statement of Qatari prince should be recorded, they say so because before the apex court the counsels of the prime minister's family had submitted prince's letters as money trail of offshore businesses.

Sharif's party leaders, meanwhile, said that the report did not prove any specific wrongdoing on the part of the prime minister.

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The court action came after the head of the investigation team told judges the paper's report was false, according to several lawyers who were present at Monday's court session.

The report added there was a "significant gap/disparity" between the declared sources of income and wealth accumulated by Sharif, his sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.

Sharif also asked Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan "not to hide behind the JIT" to conspire against him and challenged the cricketer-turned-politician to compete with him in elections.

The JIT panel interrogated seven members of the Sharif family, including the Pakistan PM.

There was no confirmation of the report as the court adjourned the hearing till next Monday.

The six-member JIT included Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Additional Director General Wajid Zia, Military Intelligence's Brig Kamran Khurshid, National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) Director Irfan Naeem Mangi, State Bank of Pakistan's Amer Aziz, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan's (SECP) Executive Director Bilal Rasool and Inter- Services Intelligence's Brig Muhammad Nauman Saeed.

Imran asks PM Nawaz to resign following JIT report