Discrepancies in JIT report shall be contested in SC, says Dar

Published: July 11, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that experts and professionals of the government have found several loopholes in the report the JIT has submitted to the Supreme Court.

“Prime Minister’s legal team is going through the report,” Dar told media personnel in Islamabad following a high level huddle of the party. “It has several loopholes and errors and has relied on documents of generated nature.”

Due these errors, the report has become unreadable at some point, he said, adding “we will highlight these error before the apex court.”

JIT suggests filing NAB reference against Sharif family

“Instead of running a parallel court outside the top court and our political rivals need to have patience for our final response.” Our rivals must let the system run.

The meeting was held to chalk out the future strategy as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led government struggles to deal with the emergent situation following the submission of a damning report in Supreme Court by a high-powered inquiry panel, which probed the Sharifs’ offshore assets.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, federal ministers and other party aides, including legal wizards of the prime minister, were in attendance.

The 254-page report found respondents guilty of living beyond means, concealment of facts and being beneficial owners of multiple offshore companies and recommended initiation of reference against the PM and members of the ruling family in the National Accountability Bureau.

This has mounted pressure on PM Nawaz Sharif to resign with mainstream opposition parties, including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), strongly demanding him to immediately relinquish premiership

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Khan
    Jul 11, 2017 - 1:27PM

    Where is PM’s ‘speech to the nation’? He must tell his country what path he will choose – either leave as committed in earlier ‘speech’ or send country into chaos by being stubborn? Pakistan doesn’t deserve uncertainty and chaos by PM’s inaction.Recommend

  • salman
    Jul 11, 2017 - 1:41PM

    I hope the PM is being given the cold hard facts of the JIT response, and not advice like “people will forget it in a few days” Recommend

  • GoNawazGo
    Jul 11, 2017 - 1:45PM

    lol at ‘Options’. There is only one option!!!Recommend

  • Afroz
    Jul 11, 2017 - 2:13PM

    Oh Allah give sanity to our rulers and make them realized that respect is more important then money.Recommend

  • khan
    Jul 11, 2017 - 2:16PM

    resign!!!Recommend

  • AQ
    Jul 11, 2017 - 2:51PM

    Bring him to trail and jail him for life or exile him. Pakistan would be destroyed by people in PMLN and PPP.Recommend

  • AQ
    Jul 11, 2017 - 3:11PM

    He and his family deserved to exile for life, Or Executed.Recommend

  • Josheela
    Jul 11, 2017 - 3:11PM

    “The leopard does not change its spots…” the nature remains the same. Going by the nature of NS, before he goes he will no doubt make yet another deal & take a few members of his kitchen cabinet with him…before the rest jump ship.Recommend

  • AQ
    Jul 11, 2017 - 3:12PM

    Imagine if it happened in ChinaRecommend

  • GKA
    Jul 11, 2017 - 4:52PM

    Two assumptions would be made

    Imran is not corrupt
    he will win a majority (if not then he has to make a coalition)

    If Either of the two do not work, then this would be a step back. Recommend

  • Haseeb Khan
    Jul 11, 2017 - 8:59PM

    It is unfortunate that the entire PML-N team is in denial. The JIT is very candid and in my opinion has been a very good investigative report. They have unpacked the facts and demonstrated that a lot of unexplained wealth creation has taken place. Recommend

  • Haris
    Jul 12, 2017 - 10:11AM

    JIT has done what was known to the entire nation from decades, but didn’t have the means or the platform to prove it all. There is no denial in the JIT report it has become the voice of the nation.

    The Sharif family should not only be disqualified for life but should be charged with high treason.Recommend

  • Noor ain
    Jul 14, 2017 - 8:59AM

    PML hve no self respect
    kyte hain ya begarat khaty hain ye dheet inu ny sari duniya ko bata dia k ye besharm party hyRecommend

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