JIT not to find any evidence against Sharif family: Hussain Nawaz

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APP27-04 ISLAMABAD: July 04 – Prime Minister’s son Hussain Nawaz talking to media persons after appear before Joint Investigation Team at Federal Judicial Academy. APP photo by Javed Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, July 4 (APP): Hussain Nawaz Tuesday said the
joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers issue would
not find any evidence against the Sharif family as nothing existed
in that regard.
Talking to reporters after appearing before the JIT for the
sixth time to record his statement, he said if any evidence were found
against any member of his family then action should be taken. However,
no proof existed and the JIT members should not be allowed to create
any evidence themselves, he added.
Hussain said nothing wrong was done by his family and neither
corruption nor misuse of office and money laundering was committed.
But evidence was being sought from unknown people to prove them
criminal, he added.
He said,”Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has no link with the Panama
Papers and the JIT members know the fact.”
He urged the media to analyse the issue objectively and
put the facts before the nation.
He said only two sittings would have been enough to get
answers of the questions the JIT had asked, but it
summoned him for six times. However, he had appeared before the team
all the times, which showed his respect for the apex court, he
added.
He said despite the fact that his family had committed nothing
wrong or illegal, but it was their family’s consensus decision to extend full cooperation to the JIT.
He said, “We will not allow to turn the (Panama Papers) case
into the 2000 plane highjacking case.”
Hussain said the JIT was trying to collect proofs against them,
but the truth was that they would not find anything. They might
conjure up witnesses or pressurize people to testify against the
Sharif family, he alleged.
He said the case aimed at ‘insulting’ the people’s mandate,
which should not be allowed.
He recalled that the people’s mandate was trampled in the past
too when dictator Pervez Musharraf cooked up a plane hijacking
conspiracy case through false witnesses. But that case died down as
it was based on allegations, he added.
He cautioned the officials that before doing anything unlawful,
they should keep in mind that they too might have to appear before
same courts some day and face investigations.
To a question, he said he was not aware if the JIT members had
left for Qatar.