PPP demands JIT over ex-AG’s allegations


Staff Reporter Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) on Monday demanded a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe into the allegations leveled by former attorney general (AG) Anwar Mansoor Khan. Talking to media here, PPP leader Nafeesa Shah said that bar council demanded the resignation of the former attorney general after he levelled allegations against the judiciary. She demanded to form a JIT to probe who was behind his allegations, while Law Minister Farogh Naseem should be sent packing. The PPP leader said that Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar should tell if he is the spy or head of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). She said that the East Recovery Unit is suspicious department which has no legal standing. Nafisa Shah went on to say that the country’s economy is in turmoil, adding that the federation is responsible for the serious situation in Sindh. She said the traders will be going on strike once again. The PPP leader said that Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif should return to Pakistan and play his role, adding that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is playing the real role of the opposition leader. Speaking on the occasion, PPP leader Palwasha Khan said that a movement should be started for the dignity of the judiciary. It is to note that the situation went terribly wrong after Anwar Mansoor Khan issued some ‘highly objectionable’ statements against the judges of the superior court. The court directed Mr. Khan to give evidence to back his claims or submit written apology. “As [a] certain statement was made by the AG about the bench yesterday, it would be appreciated if the material on the basis of which the statement was made is placed on record before the bench,” a visibly disturbed Justice Bandial said. while dictating the order at the end of Wednesday’s hearing. Meanwhile, the principal law officer of the government has resigned.