ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jehangir Khan Tareen took to Twitter and shared his opinion that the Punjab chief minister was being quizzed by the JIT "due to his involvement in the Hudaybia money laundering scam."
In another tweet, he added that one by one members of the ruling Sharif family were being investigated.
The PTI leader said that Shehbaz Sharif’s appearance before JIT is “due to his involvement in the Hudaybia money laundering scam..which is connected to Mayfair flats through AlTowfeek loan”.
Asad Umar meanwhile termed Pakistan Muslim League-N’s Abid Sher Ali’s speech hilarious, in which the minister was “demanding that all the corrupt & law breakers should be held accountable”.
“Can someone remind him that he is a part of the Govt that is supposed to do what he is demanding!” he tweeted.
Criticising Shehbaz Sharif’s speech after his appearance after JIT, Umar said that he is “again telling us the story of his family based on some facts and lots of fiction”.
“You were summoned for the money trail of your London properties and the London court verdict on Hudaybia papers mill scandal,” the PTI leader said.
Umar said that Shehbaz like his brother gave answers to everything except those asked by the Supreme Court.
Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Saturday. Shehbaz Sharif is the fourth member of the Sharif family to appear before the JIT.
After his scheduled appearance, the Punjab chief minister spoke to the media outside the Federal Judicial Academy and told journalists that he had been summoned by the JIT to appear before them 'as someone acquainted with the facts of Panama case.
"I have recorded my statement," he told journalists before adding that "two days earlier the prime minister appeared before this JIT and it was for the first time that an elected prime minister appeared before a JIT to present his stance."
"Today perhaps this is for the first time in history that a chief minister has appeared before JIT," Shehbaz told journalists.
He told journalists that the prime minister's actions and his own clearly show the difference between how much respect the judiciary is given by military dictators and elected officials.
“I also have a history of back pain but did not use that as an excuse. I did not go and get admitted in Rawalpindi Medical Institute nor did I go to London. The apex court constituted the committee and I presented my stance before them."