Mazari hits Ishaq Dar – with 'memory loss' jibe
ISLAMABAD, November 11 (Online): Central Information Secretary Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Dr Shireen Mazari, says that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who has led the government side in their negotiations with PTI, seems to have suddenly suffered a severe amnesia, Samaa reported.
“Dar appears to have forgotten that the first three points had already been agreed to by the government and that PTI had accepted their proposal for naming the Investigative team as a Special Investigation Team (SIT) instead of a JIT”, said she in a statement issued here Tuesday.
Mazari said that it was the government that proposed all relevant Agencies including the MI and ISI be made a part of the SIT.
“Again it was the government that accepted a 45-day time limit for the completion of probe. Ironically, it was the government that also introduced 4 military personnel to sit in on the negotiations”, the PTI leader said.
Mazari also lamented that despite a detailed exposition by party chief Imran Khan yesterday on the PTI position on a Judicial Commission to probe the May 2013 electoral rigging and the need for a Joint Investigation Team to assist the Commission, the government is indulging in a dangerous game of misrepresentation and black propaganda.
Mazari also pointed out that the only new addition to the PTI demands was that PTI would continue its dharna during the period of the probe and, as a goodwill gesture reflecting a serious intent to get the rigging probe moving, would not demand the PM resignation during the period of the probe if conducted under an independent Inquisitorial Judicial Commission.
She regretted the fact that the government was deliberately misguiding the nation regarding the electoral rigging probe because it knew it would stand totally exposed as a government with no public mandate if an independent judicial probe was conducted.
The PTI spokesperson concluded that the PTI’s demand for and independent Judicial Commission to probe rigging in the May 2013 General Elections, assisted by a JIT/SIT comprising all relevant Agencies including MI and ISI, was legitimate and Constitutional. The nation cannot be fooled into thinking otherwise by the government and those with vested interests.