SIALKOT: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the PML-N government will challenge the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report in the Supreme Court on Monday (July 17).
The PML-N government has decided to defend every clause of the report with complete proofs in the SC, he said while talking to the media on Sunday.
The minister said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members would emerge successful from the Supreme Court, adding that the anti-state elements were busy in hatching conspiracies against democracy and the democratic system in the country.
He said the government was successfully foiling all the conspiracies against the country, adding that the government would not allow anyone to derail democratic system in Pakistan.
Asif made it clear that the prime minister would not step down and he would continue serving the nation. He said Premier Sharif had heavy mandate of masses and, therefore, he would never resign.
He said Nawaz Sharif was the most popular prime minister of Pakistan, whose government was toppled illegally twice in the past. The incumbent PML-N government would complete its constitutional term, he added.
“Every time Nawaz Sharif became much stronger after his government was toppled,” he said adding that the PML-N government had been toppled in 1999 as a punishment for making Pakistan a nuclear power.
He said that the prevailing political scenario was increasing popularity of Premier Sharif. He said that the PML-N would win the 2018 general elections with a majority vote, adding that the Pakistani nation was fully supporting Premier Sharif.
The minister said that the armed forces of Pakistan were defending the eastern and western boundaries of Pakistan. He said that the defence of Pakistan was in strong hands and the armed forces of Pakistan were fully capable of defending every inch of the motherland.
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