Sindh govt released ‘verified’ JIT reports

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday questioned the authenticity and source of the documents that a federal minister belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) dubbed as the ‘original JIT report’ before the media for what it said ‘political point-scoring’.

While addressing a press conference, the spokesperson for the provincial government and adviser to the chief minister on law, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, said the PTI minister showed to the media the documents, which did not carry the signatures of seven-member JIT, only for political point-scoring.

He said a JIT comprised seven officials from different institutions and the JITs were formed on the initiative of the provincial government. “The teams after completing their job had sent their reports to the Sindh home department. These are the official documents, which were made public by the Sindh government. Now I wonder who’s providing documents to Ali Zaidi which he has been showing to the media,” the spokesperson said.

Perhaps, he added, the PTI government and its key members out of embarrassment were making false claims because the reports did not carry any name of the PPP leadership.

Accompanied by provincial ministers Nasir Shah, Saeed Ghani and MNA Abdul Qadir Patel, Barrister Wahab said the PTI had levelled false allegations against PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardri and Faryal Talpur but his claims turned out to be a bundle of lies. “We have shown the documents with signatures of all the officials concerned,” he said.

“But you would not find all those signatures on the documents shown by our federal minister. So now the question arises that if a document does not have all the signatures, where did it come from?

“Who gave it to him? The Sindh government didn’t receive any such document. Who provided them to Ali Zaidi or is he just creating them himself? The federal minister didn’t answer any of these questions,” the spokesperson said.

Barrister Wahab called Mr Zaidi “mentally unfit” and demanded that he tender an apology for making false allegations against former president of Pakistan. He said the federal minister relied on ‘speculative content of social media’ and it’s high time that he and other members of the federal government focus on good governance.

“On one hand our federal government is failing in every segment of governance and on the other we find its key ministers busy in such non-serious debate. It would be much better for him and people of Pakistan that he focuses on issues related to governance and offer some relief to the people, who have elected him,” he added.

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