PM Shehbaz will not accept sympathy over forged cases, says Tarar.

LAHORE -- Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was reported on Friday to have denied accepting any sympathy from those who forged cases against him and his family.

The premier's point of view was shared by federal law minister Azam Nazir Tarar in a statement made in response to media reports stating that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had decided to not pursue the money laundering case against PM Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz Sharif.

'We will defend the cases and will get justice on merit,' Tarar said quoting the PM while addressing the legal fraternity at a welcome event hosted following his appointment as the law minister by the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA), representatives of Pakistan Bar Council, Punjab Bar Council and other bar councils at the LHC premises.

Later, speaking to the media, Tarar stated that ex-PM Mian Nawaz Sharif had categorically stated that early elections could not be possible without taking allied parties into confidence. 'The matter is being discussed in London and we will also discuss it in Pakistan,' he added.

Acknowledging the difficulties currently being faced by the government, he pointed to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) failings, adding that the government remained committed to putting the country on the right...

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