Federal Interior Minister Ch Nisar said that several judges have declined the offer to head the judicial commission to probe Panama leaks.
While addressing a press conference he told the media that PM went to London for medical treatment and he will return back soon after his treatment. There are no secret meetings planned for PM in London.
“Being sick has become a crime for some individuals in this country. Even so-called intellectuals are maligning the PM,” he said. “Doctors had been advising the PM over a treatment for a long time but he was ignoring it due to his busy schedule.” “Our politics have reached a new low where people even pass comments on others’ illness,” he said.
While talking about the Panama Leaks, Nisar said that it’s an issue about PM’s sons and they will handle it. “After the leaks, PM Nawaz was the first one to establish a Judicial Commission while other world leaders called it fake and a bundle of lies,” Nisar said.
Nisar said the opposition has not reached consensus over a single name. “For the commission we contacted honorable judges of Supreme Court including Justice Nasir ul Mulk Jusitce Tassaduq Jillani, and Justice Tanveer,” he said. “Some of them apologized and refused to become part of this commission without giving any reason.” “Imran Khan also gave the name of a former FIA officer, but he is not under my authority. He is not a part of FIA now. We are ready to investigate through FIA and the opposition has the right to name any officer of the agency.”
The Interior Minister said that if investigation is conducted against the Sharif family, then the PTI chief’s close companions should also be investigated. “Laws are not only for the Sharif family. If this is a case of corruption, then people with Imran Khan are also corrupt and even their names are in Panama Leaks.”
While talking about the issue of arranging a public gathering in Islamabad, Nisar stated that D-Chowk and Red Zone is completely off limits. “In case a rally happens, then steps will be taken to counter it. And if there is any causality or loss, then the organizers will be responsible.”
Nisar told the media that he will be travelling to Germany tomorrow because of family medical emergency and for participating in a UN summit regarding drug control.