Burden on Javed Kayani to become witness against Sharif Family

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ISLAMABAD: 

The joint investigation team (JIT) – probing into the alleged corruption scandal of the ruling family in line with the Supreme Court’s April 20 judgment in Panamagate case –  has been investigating Javed Kayani , who has appeared before the panel thrice.

Kayani was nabbed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during General Pervez Musharraf’s regime in connection with Hudabiya Paper Mills case; however, he was exonerated after one year by an accountability court in Lahore after his investigation officer failed to provide any evidence against him.

It is learnt that the JIT – working under the Federal Investigation Agency’s Wajid Zia – summoned Kayani thrice and interrogated him thoroughly.

Kayani was said to be pressured by the JIT members – during his third appearance before the panel – to become a state witness against Sharifs. However, he has reportedly declined this offer and has presented before the panel verdict of accountability court which acquitted him.

The JIT had reportedly assured him that if he became a witness, he would not suffer any loss and would also be able to avoid the complexity surrounding the case.

Responded to all the questions asked by JIT: Hussain Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, June 3 (APP): Hussain Nawaz on Saturday said that he had responded to each and every question,

asked by the Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and explained all the relevant points.
Talking to media after appearing before the JIT fourth time, he said that accountability was not new for them as his

family had faced accountability during a dictator regime. Citing plane hijacking case instituted by General (retd) Pervez Musharraf after coup against Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz said that nothing was proved in the case.
He said that during Musharraf’s martial law, they remained behind bars for 14 months. “If there was any evidence against us, it would have surfaced during the Musharraf era,” he added.He said that his father has always obeyed and emphasized upon the supremacy of the rule of law.

He told journalists that those who thought his family would shy from accountability, are surely embarrassed now. Hussain said Prime Minister Nawaz has always followed the law and has never shied away from difficult situation for the sake of upholding the sanctity of the law.

Responding to a question about London flats, he clarified that ” there is a narrative, we have presented before the Supreme Court and we stand by that stance.”He said that he will appear before the JIT as many times
as is summoned.

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