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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that his family has served the purpose of rule of law in the country by appearing before the JIT formed by the Supreme Court to probe into the Panama Case.

He was talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Saturday after recording his statement before the JIT.

He said unlike the military dictators, we, the elected representatives respect the law and the constitution.

He said that he has recorded his statement before the JIT with utmost respect. He said the elected prime minister wrote a new chapter the other day in the country's history by appearing before the JIT. He said today is another historic day when for the first time an elected provincial chief minister presented himself before the investigation team.

Shahbaz Sharif said it is not the first time that his family has been subjected to accountability but in eras of PPP and military dictatorship, it was subjected to accountability.

The Punjab Chief Minister said there are no corruption cases against his family and the case before the JIT belongs to their personal business.

Referring to the development projects being executed in present government, Shahbaz Sharif said that two hundred billion rupees have been saved by ensuring transparency in power plants and orange train. He said Sharif family greatly adores this motherland and they have not plundered any money. He said we have returned all the loans of Ittefaq Foundaries.

Earlier, when the provincial chief minister arrived at the federal judicial academy, the secretariat of JIT, he was accompanied by Hamza Sharif, Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Strict security arrangements have been put in place around the judicial academy which is the secretariat of the JIT.    

On Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recorded his statement before the JIT. Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, the sons of the Prime Minister have also appeared before the JIT in connection with the investigation.


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