PM Nawaz to consult cabinet members over JIT report today

  • Prime Minister will also meet leaders of parliamentary parties to take them into confidence

ISLAMABAD – Amidst opposition parties’ calls for his resignation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is set to head an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet today (Thursday) to take cabinet members into confidence after the JIT report in Panama case, local media reported.

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Participants of the huddle would discuss strategy to be adopted to confront legal and political challenges, besides getting an endorsement of the party’s plan that PM Nawaz will neither resign nor dissolve assemblies.

The Nation quoting sources said that the prime minister would also meet the heads of different parliamentary parties, including Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, Asfandyar Wali, Farooq Sattar, Mahmood Achakazi, Fazlur Rehman and Ejazul Haq to seek an endorsement of the government plans to handle the issues.

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On Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif also held an informal meeting which was attended by key ministers, Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif and legal team, including Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali.

The PM also decided to call the meeting of cabinet members on Thursday to take them into confidence.

The PML-N’s legal team also pointed out the contradictions and flaws in the JIT report and it was decided that a comprehensive response to the findings of the team would be submitted to the apex court.

On Monday, six members of the JIT submitted the final report to the three-member implementing bench.