Islamabad (July 14, 2017): A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior on Friday claimed that Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan did not walk out from the cabinet meeting chaired by the prime minister.
“We should avoid speculations and unrealistic comments with regard to the remarks of the interior minister during a cabinet meeting held on Thursday,” said the statement.
“There was no truth in news telecast on certain media channels in this regard,” added the spokesperson.He further said that Nisar could not attend the parliamentary party meeting of the PML-N leadership due to personal engagements and the minister has not attended such parliamentary party meetings in the past.
“This aspect should not be wrongly interpreted. The minister will inform regarding his position in the next few days,” added the interior ministry statement.Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he will not resign over opposition demands.
Nawaz called the joint investigation team (JIT) report a concoction of allegations and stories regarding his family’s private businesses.
“Without any hesitation, I presented myself and family before the JIT,” he stated, adding that his family business predates the entry of any family member in politics.
The language used in the JIT report displays malafide intentions, he said, adding that his conscience is clear.
“Those demanding my resignation on false and unwarranted claims should first look at themselves,” said Sharif, referring to the opposition parties.