Govt to challenge JIT report in SC: Kh Asif

SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Pakistan Muslim League-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 here on Sunday. The minister said that 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 that 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. Kh Asif made it clear that the prime minister would not step down and he would continue serving the nation. He said that PM Nawaz Sharif had heavy mandate of masses and, therefore, he would never resign. He said that Nawaz Sharif was the most popular prime minister of Pakistan, whose government was toppled illegally twice in the past. He said that the PML-N government would complete its constitutional term.
"Every time Nawaz Sharif became much stronger after his government was toppled," he said adding that the PML-N government was toppled in 1999 as a punishment for making Pakistan an atomic power.
He said that the prevailing political scenario was increasing popularity of PM Nawaz 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 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The federal 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. He said that the Pakistan would continue its front-line role against terrorism to establish durable peace in the region. 
The power minister said that the areas not paying electricity bills would continue to face load-shedding despite increase in production of electricity in the country. - NNI