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Panamagate case: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif's family rejects JIT report as 'trash'

Nawaz Sharif's close aide Ahsan Iqbal said the report is based on accusations levelled by opposition

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Photo: Reuters

The Nawaz Sharif-led on Monday rejected as "trash" the report by a panel on the Panamagate case that has recommended filing of a case against the prime minister, and vowed to challenge it in the

The six-member Supreme Court-ordered (JIT) that probed the Sharif family's business dealings in its report submitted to the apex court recommended that a case should be filed against Sharif and his sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz, as well as daughter Maryam Nawaz, under the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordinance 1999.

Sharif's daughter Maryam, on behalf of the ruling Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), rejected the report in a tweet.

"report REJECTED. Every contradiction will not only be contested but decimated in NOT a penny of public exchequer involved," she said.

Sharif's rival and opposition leader Imran Khan of Tehreek-e-Insaf party told the media that the PML-N chief should resign as the country's prime minister.

"There is no need of further trial or proceedings. He should go away and should be barred from leaving the country along with other family members," he said.

Sharif's close aide and minister for development Ahsan Iqbal in a press conference with other ministers termed the report as "trash" after a consultation meeting held by the prime minister.

"If you review this report, it has no logical argument. Neither it quoted authentic sources nor material, but is based on things that have no authenticity before the law. Therefore, we are rejecting this report, terming it rubbish," he said.

Announcing to challenge it before the court, he said: "We not only condemn this report but will completely expose and unveil its contradictions and falsification before the We will demolish this report".

Iqbal said that the report is based on accusations levelled by Imran and there is nothing new in it.

Zafarullah Khan, a close aide of Sharif said: "It is PTI (Tehreek-e-Insaf) report and not report... It is Imran Nama".

He said that the Supreme Court bench will consign the report to a "trash bin, where it rightfully belongs".

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First Published: Mon, July 10 2017. 23:54 IST