ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday.
Sources said the premier and the JUI-F chief â whose party is allied with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz â discussed the ongoing situation in the country as well as the Panama Papers case.
The two also discussed a strategy to deal with the oppositionâs united front against the prime minister.
The JUI-F chief reiterated his support for the prime minister.Â
The premier has been under severe pressure from the opposition parties to resign after the ‘damning’ report of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT).
The JIT’s final probe report, submitted to the court on July 10, stated that the premier and his family had accumulated wealth beyond their known sources of income.Â
On July 17, the petitioners in the case presented their arguments before the three-judge bench stating that the premier should be disqualified based on the findings of the JIT.Â
On Tuesday (today), the prime minister’s counsel claimed before the apex court that the JIT exceeded its mandate.Â
The case is ongoing.Â