CM Punjab objects to summons on Maryam

Updated 05 Jul 2017

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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says, “We accept the JIT’s privilege to summon any person as witness but our civilisation teaches us respect for women.”
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says, “We accept the JIT’s privilege to summon any person as witness but our civilisation teaches us respect for women.”

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has also objected to the summoning of Maryam Nawaz by the joint investigation team probing the Panama case.

“There is no moral justification of the JIT decision to summon the daughter of the prime minister,” he said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

“We accept the JIT’s privilege to summon any person as witness but our civilisation teaches us respect for women.”

He recalled that Sharif family’s women had been misbehaved with during the Musharraf era but “then there was a non-constitutional and illegal regime”.

Shahbaz criticised those taunting and quoting examples of repeated appearances of (slain PPP chairperson) Benazir Bhutto in courts, saying the people had during her tenure picked up his late father forcibly from his office and deprived the old man even of medicines.

Published in Dawn, July 5th, 2017