PPP calls for JIT to probe prime minister’s ‘assets’ in Britain

Published June 18, 2020
“The attack on Justice Qazi Faez Isa is an attack on the entire Pakistani nation,” says Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar. — APP/File
“The attack on Justice Qazi Faez Isa is an attack on the entire Pakistani nation,” says Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Wednesday called for investigation against Prime Minister Imran Khan and his advisers for reportedly owning properties in the UK.

Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, the spokesman for Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, demanded the constitution of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the document presented by Justice Qazi Faez Isa to the Supreme Court. The document claimed Prime Minister Khan and his advisers owned properties in the United Kingdom.

Addressing a press conference at the PPP media office in Islamabad with Nazir Dhoki, Senator Khokhar said that a similar JIT was formed in the cases against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former president Asif Ali Zardari and Mr Bhutto-Zardari.

The senator said the PPP would also approach the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECC) for action against the prime minister despite the fact that the ECP had not yet decided foreign funding case against Imran Khan and for this reason there was no hope with the ECP.

“The attack on Justice Qazi Faez Isa is an attack on the entire Pakistani nation,” he said, condemning the way the Supreme Court judge was treated.

Justice Isa, while presenting the document before the Supreme Court, had said the document regarding properties of the prime minister and his cronies was acquired from the same source from which detail of his (Qazi Isa’s) properties were acquired.

“The document is an important piece of information and the PPP asks for the same treatment given in the cases of PML-N and PPP leaders,” he said. “The law should be applied equally. This document is presented in the Supreme Court by no other than a judge of the apex court,” he added.

Published in Dawn, June 18th, 2020

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