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Hussain to appear again before JIT tomorrow

By our correspondents
June 02, 2017

Says Sharif family being meted out unfair treatment right from the days of Hussain Suharwardy to-date; Hassan Nawaz appears today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz on Thursday said he would present his case before the Supreme Court and the public if things did not proceed in a fair manner before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

He appeared before the JIT for the third time. Following the questioning, he came out of the JIT headquarters. Talking to the media, Hussain said he had been summoned again by the JIT for the next session on Saturday but the summons were not issued.  "I was made to wait for two hours," he said, adding that whoever the JIT summoned had to appear before it. Hussain Nawaz said no evidence of any irregularity would be found against him, his father or any sibling.

Hussain said he was questioned in isolation and wasn't allowed to be accompanied by a lawyer.  "I will appear as many times as called by the JIT", he added. Hussain said he will not talk about any individual's attitude.

He said they were law-abiding people and would follow the law of the land. "Bogus cases were lodged against us during the Pervez Musharraf era as well. We are giving answers and politicians will always continue to give answers," he said.

He said the Sharif family was being meted out an unfair treatment right from the days of Hussain Suharwardy to date. Hussain said he had provided all the documents the JIT had asked for.

Earlier, Hussain Nawaz appeared before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Panama papers case for third time to record his statement.  He said his younger brother Hassan Nawaz will also appear before the JIT on Friday (today).