PPP to challenge ‘false’ JIT report in money laundering case


While terming the joint investigation team (JIT) report probing multi-billion rupees money laundering case as “false”, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) has decided to challenge its findings that allege former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur of holding offshore properties and fake bank accounts.

The party held a Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting at the Naudero House ahead of the death anniversary of former prime minister late Benazir Bhutto. The meeting was also attended by Benazir’s sister Sanam Bhutto.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari presided over the meeting. The CEC members held a consultation over the situation arising after the FIA submitted the JIT report in the mega money laundering case.

The participants also discussed the possibility of arrests of Zardari and Talpur.

The meeting, while terming the JIT report “false”, decided to take legal action against the report. They also decided to raise voice at every forum, including the parliament, against “victimisation and anti-people policies of the government”.

The participants also criticised the PTI government for its performance in the first 100 days. The CEC members reposed their full confidence in the party’s leadership.

Speaking to media earlier, Naveed Qamar said inflation and unemployment were increasing, but the government had nothing to do other than putting political rivals in jails and cursing them.

He said the completion of incumbent government’s tenure depends upon its eligibility.

Sherry Rehman said efforts were being made to break our resolve, lamenting that even a cheque given to laundryman was being scrutinised.

“Accountability should be for everyone or else there’s going to be Dama Dam Mast Qalandar,” she warned.

Farhatullah Babar said it appeared as if the circumstances were heading towards a presidential system in the country. Babar added they would have to do something if such actions occurred frequently.