Pakistan Army distances itself from Panama Papers probe against PM Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad: The Pakistan Army said on Sunday that it had no role in the investigation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family assets, asserting that it was “focused only” on safeguarding the country’s security.

Pakistan Army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor told reporters that the joint investigation team was formed by the Supreme Court, and it “did its job honestly. Its report will be examined by the court. Army has no role in the process”.

File image of Qamar Javed Bajwa. AP

File image of Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. AP

Asked about the Sharif government’s allegations that the Panama Papers scandal and the subsequent probe into the prime minister’s family wealth was a “conspiracy” against the civilian dispensation, the spokesman said that the army was “only focused on the security of the country”.

“There is no army involvement in the JIT,” he asserted, adding that

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