JIT report leaked as a planned conspiracy: Bilawal

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LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that the joint investigation team (JIT) report on the money laundering case against former president Asif Ali Zardari was leaked as part of a “planned conspiracy”.

Speaking through video-link on the birth anniversary of the late PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Bilawal said the JIT report was finalised without seeking a response from both Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and former CM Qaim Ali Shah.

“The [JIT] report is not the verdict,” he added.

Bilawal said that the incumbent government lacked the capability to run a country. “The government failed to fulfil the masses’ expectations and is running the country only by levelling allegations on opposition leaders.”

The PPP chief added that political victimisation was being carried out in the name of accountability, but it could not stop the democratic struggle of the country.

“Opposition is being targeted in the name of accountability but PPP will continue its struggle for the supremacy of law,” Bilawal said, questioning as to when would those who stole the votes of millions be held accountable.

He said that the country would run only according to the constitution given by the PPP founder and the federation was under threat due to the negligence being shown against smaller provinces while targeting the 18th amendment.

Separately, Bilawal said that only elected members could represent the masses as they understood public issues.

Addressing a ceremony in Lahore, he said that no one would be allowed to violate the constitution and urged the judges to bring reforms in the judiciary.

The PPP chief added that his party demanded indiscriminate accountability in the country.