PML-N leader and Defense Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the Sharifs will challenge the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report in the Supreme Court on Monday (July 17).
The Sharifs have decided to contest every clause of the report with complete proofs in the SC, he said while talking to the media on Sunday.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family would emerge victorious from the Supreme Court, he said, adding that the anti-state elements were busy in hatching conspiracies against democracy and the democratic system in the country.
“The government will not allow anyone to derail democratic system in Pakistan,” he said.
Asif made it clear that the prime minister would not step down and would continue serving the nation. He said Premier Sharif had heavy mandate of the masses, therefore, he would never resign.
He said Nawaz Sharif was the most popular prime minister of Pakistan when his government had been toppled unconstitutionally twice in the past. The incumbent PML-N government would complete its constitutional term, he added.
“Every time his government had been toppled, Nawaz Sharif became much stronger,” he said, adding that the PML-N government had been toppled in 1999 to punish Sharif for making Pakistan a nuclear power.
He said the prevailing political scenario was increasing popularity of Premier Sharif. The PML-N would win the 2018 general elections with a majority vote, he added. The Pakistani nation is fully supporting Premier Sharif.
Meanwhile, Adviser to the Prime Minister Amir Muqam has alleged that ‘conspiracies’ were being hatched against democracy.
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probed into the offshore business dealings of the Sharif family and submitted its 256-page report to the apex court on July 10 recommending reopening of 15 cases against the PM.
The three-judge Supreme Court bench seized with the Panama Papers case will formally takes up the JIT report on Monday.