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Amid Growing Calls for Resignation PM Chairs Cabinet Meeting

Islamabad (July 13, 2017): The meeting of federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is underway here at Prime Minister House.

The cabinet is discussing overall political and economic situation in the country with special focus on the JIT report and Panama Leak.

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Sources said that the emergency cabinet meeting has been called amidst growing calls for his resignation after the JIT report was submitted in Supreme Court.

They said that the Prime Minister will take his ministers and coalition partners into confidence over the situation that has arisen following the release of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report.

The decision to convene the cabinet was taken yesterday during an “informal meeting” at the Prime Minister’s House, attended by members of PM Sharif’s close aides and his legal team including Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif were also present in the meeting, the third such huddle in as many days.

Sources said participants in the meeting were dismayed over some of the nasty remarks made by the JIT members about the Sharif family and decided that the lawyers would raise the issue before the Supreme Court, with a request to expunge them from the report.

The JIT, in its report, highlighted that the prime minister was “non-committal” about the two letters furnished before the Supreme Court by the former Qatari prime minister.

Similarly, the JIT members had termed retired Capt Muhammad Safdar, the PM’s son-in-law, “untruthful, dishonest, deceitful and shifty on many accounts displaying wanting conduct”.

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