Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has said that there is no doubt about “blackmailing of judiciary and the Panama case joint investigation team (JIT) at the behest of the prime minister”.

PTI chief Imran Khan on Wednesday presided over a meeting of party leaders at his Bani Gala residence, which held a detailed review of JIT investigations so far, resistance being offered to it by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and overall political situation of the country.

“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family have not been able to present anything in their defence; they are only levelling accusations in response (to JIT investigations),” read a statement issued after the meeting.

It said Sharif family’s statements have revealed the future of Panama case.

“There is no doubt, following the remarks by Supreme Court judges, that the judiciary and JIT are being black-mailed at the behest of the prime minister,” the PTI stated.

“The government in pursuance of its wicked motives has backing from specific media groups and intellectuals affiliated with it.”

It alleged that a “vicious propaganda” is being waged against the judiciary and Panamagate investigators under a well-thought plan.

The meeting also expressed extreme displeasure over political speeches delivered by Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Ayaz Sadiq.

The statement said Sadiq brought disgrace to speaker’s post by obeying Sharif family’s orders. It lamented that PM Sharif has appointed people like him in every institution.