Maryam Nawaz appears before Panama JIT
Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of the Prime Minister, recorded her statement before the joint investigation team formed to probe Panama Papers case.
Talking to the media persons outside the federal judicial academy in Islamabad, Maryam Nawaz said during two hour session before the JIT, she responded to all the questions posed to her.
She said she appeared before the JIT despite the fact that the Supreme Court order does not include her name and that the petitioners have failed to proof any of their allegations against her.
Maryam Nawaz said that being daughter of the nation and child of the Prime Minister who always upheld the rule of law and constitution, she also appeared before the JIT.
She noted it is a matter of pride for PML (N) and its supporters that there are no charges of corruption, commission and kickbacks against the Prime Minister and the government.
She said the opponents have only targeted the family's business affairs on which questions cannot be raised.
She said the people facing allegations of embezzlement in public money are hiding behind stay orders.
She said that the people, who have no sources of income and business, are not being interrogated.
Maryam Nawaz said she fully understands as to why she is being involved repeatedly in different leaks.
She said that by involving the name of the daughter, the opponents want to bring the Prime Minister under pressure.
She however said the opponents should not remain in any misunderstanding as she will prove to be a source of power for his father.
She said she is the daughter of the person who has taught her to stand firm against oppression.
She said her family's three generations have been made accountable. She said that we have faced accountability for rule and supremacy of law and constitution.
She warned the opponents to stop hatching conspiracies against the Prime Minister as by doing so he will return to the power with much more backing of the people.
She said the Prime Minister is standing firm for the supremacy of constitution and civilian set up. She was confident that the PML (N) will again win the 2018 general elections.
On the occasion, Maryam Nawaz also expressed her gratitude to the party workers who gathered close to the judicial academy to express solidarity with her.
Earlier, on arrival at Federal Judicial Academy, she was accompanied by Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Captain Safdar and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.
Maryam Nawaz waived at the party supporters when she arrived at the judicial academy.