Lahore (August 23, 2017): Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said that the Joint Investigation Team discriminated against the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.
Talking to Media in Lahore, Railways Minister Saad Rafique said that despite accepting the court’s decision and giving it due respect, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) does not agree with the decision.
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Negating the impression that Nawaz and his family were unwilling to appear before NAB was incorrect, he said that it is completely untrue that former PM and his family is unwilling to appear before NAB.
He reiterated that Nawaz was disqualified for not disclosing a salary that he never received.
“Our point of view was heard but it wasn’t mulled over,” Rafique said.
The minister said PML-N will continue to question why Nawaz and his family are being discriminated against.
“The impression that Nawaz and his family are unwilling to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is being given,” he said, adding that this impression was incorrect.He added that the JIT, which was instructed to complete its investigation in a set time, was being controlled by certain people.
“Our reservations should be given attention,” Rafique said, emphasising that the party doesn’t have any differences with any institution. “We are fighting for justice.”
Taking over the press conference after the railways minister, PML-N leader Advocate Amjad Pervez said no further inquiry of Panama verdict is required.
PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah, on Wednesday, said the decision regarding the ongoing investigation of the Sharif family has already been made. Photo:
PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah added that the decision regarding the ongoing investigation had already been made.
“NAB is a dead organization…it has even been buried,” he said, adding that treatment of Sharif family has been unjust.