‘Neither tempered record nor pressurized anyone’: AG submits joint reply in SC

Published on – June 16, 2017 – 6:46 pm
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ISLAMABAD: Attorney General on Saturday has submitted a joint reply in Supreme Court (SC), saying that all the government institutions including Prime Minister House have rejected allegations leveled by the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT).


ISLAMABAD: Attorney General on Saturday has submitted a joint reply in Supreme Court (SC), saying that all the government institutions including Prime Minister House have rejected allegations leveled by the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

AG asked the team to provide evidence of dictating any of the witnesses and said that decision cannot be taken without listening to the stance of those being accused in the JIT petition.

Quoting the reply of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the report stated that the show cause notices issued to 77 officers including Irfan Naeem Mangi were not based on dishonesty. It assured to have implemented the directives as per the guidelines provided by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Law Ministry.

Neither tempered record nor pressurized anyone, AG said.

He said that the document, summoning PM to appear before JIT was either leaked by JIT or its staff members. He said that JIT attached media talk shows clippings and social media posts along with its complaint which probably consumed time for compilation.

On the other hand, the team reviewed answers submitted by Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif during a three-hour long appearance before the JIT whereas preparations have also been completed to interrogate Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif.

Captain retired Safdar has requested the team to call him anytime in the current week instead of June 24 due to his departure for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

Reacting on the premier’s media talk outside Federal Judicial Academy, Opposition Leader in National Assembly Khursheed Shah said that PM’s paper reading during media talk shows that he is not trustworthy. He said that he knows everything who is a puppet and who is a puppeteer.