ISLAMABAD: The ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday decided to adopt an aggressive strategy against the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the cases related to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members.
Sources privy to the details of the meeting chaired by the prime minister soon after his appearance at the Prime Minister’s House said that the PM looked confident but narrated an ordeal he had to face at the JIT hearing.
A source said that the prime minister told his colleagues that he had to wait for almost half an hour after arriving at the Judicial Complex, despite the fact that the JIT had already been informed about the schedule of the prime minister.
“The prime minister looked a bit concerned after the JIT appearance. He feels as if the JIT, rather than probing the case, looks more inclined to ridicule the elected prime minister of the country,” the source said.
The source said that the JIT was repeating almost same questions raised against the prime minister and his family by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders and other media outlets.
“The questions asked from the prime minister and his family have been almost identical and have no relation directly about the Panama Leaks case,” the source said.
The source said that the meeting concluded that it seems as if the JIT wanted to damage the ruling family politically; hence, the federal government had decided to deal with the matter politically too.
Asked whether the prime minister had handed over necessary evidence to the JIT, the source said that all related documents had already been shared with the investigation team.
“The ruling family has already shared the relevant record with the JIT. The prime minister also shared some documents. But the legal team of the prime minister believes it’s not about the case; rather the investigation is being designed to deal a major political blow to the government. We would not allow this to happen. From now onwards, you will see a clear change in our strategy,” the source added.
Top PML-N leaders, cabinet ministers, legal aides of the ruling family and some close family members attended the meeting.