Speaking to media persons gathered outside the Judicial Academy, the former interior minister Rehman Malik has said that he had presented the JIT with a copy of the letter he had written to then-president Rafiq Tarar.
Malik also said that he had owned and verified every single word of the 200-page report in front of the JIT. The report was prepared by Malik in 1998 and contains details of Sharif family’s alleged offshore wealth and money laundering activities.
He expressed confidence in the JIT, stating that the team was comprised of professionals. “If they ask for my help in the future as well, I will appear before the JIT,” he added.
The former interior minister said that certain individuals had alleged that there was an understanding between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
He said that he had written a letter to the interior secretary and asked for security. However, Malik alleged that security had not been granted to him. “They thought that I would not appear in front of the JIT if security was not granted to me,” he said.
Malik served in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) at various posts, and went on to become the agency’s director-general. In the mid-1990s, while being in the FIA, he investigated Nawaz Sharif for corruption during the second government of Benazir Bhutto.