Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that so far enough evidence has been provided to Supreme Court under the light of which, SC can give the verdict. He further added that opposition is not supposed to provide evidences; it is only supposed to identify corruption. It is the duty of the institutions to investigate and collect evidences, Khan said.
Imran Khan was talking to media representatives outside the Supreme Court where he said that the case is in the Supreme Court and the top court has issued directives not to talk on the matter on media, so he would refrain from talking on Panama Leaks Case. He further said that he has to hold a press conference because of constant lies which PMLN leaders speak.
Imran Khan also slammed the PMLN Ministers for repeatedly saying that PTI has not submitted enough proofs before the Supreme Court to prove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif culprit. Imran Khan said that PMLN leaders should be ashamed of themselves for hiding the corruption of their leader Nawaz Sharif.
PTI Skipper stated that offshore companies by Nawaz Sharif on the name of his children were established so that the laundered black money could not be highlighted on front. He told that PTI’s arguments in the Panama Leaks Case would be finalized by this Monday and then would be looking for Sharif family’s response. Imran Khan also lauded the apex court for hearing the case on daily basis.
Nawaz Sharif submits his replies before Supreme Court
The Prime Minister’s lawyer Makhdoom Ali submitted his reply that included the details of Nawaz Sharif’s public office tenures. According to reply, Nawaz Sharif remained provisional Finance Minister from 1981 to 1985 and then he remained as Chief Minister Punjab till 1988. During April-May 1988, he was acting Chief Minister and then remained CM Punjab again till 1990.
As per PM’s reply, he went on to become Prime Minister till 1993 for the first time. From 1997 to 1999 he also held the office of Prime Minister again for the second time whereas from 1993 till 1996 Nawaz Sharif was the Opposition Leader. Later in 2000, he was exiled and the period ended seven years later in 2007.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa gave the remarks that Nawaz Sharif had said that his leftover factories were shut down by Pervez Musharraf, so how did he extended the Jeddah Factories in exile then? Justice Khosa said that the Sharif family’s financial adviser had promised to produce evidence in court but now you are saying that there is no evidence.
During the proceedings PTI Lawyer Naeem Bukhari asked the bench to dismiss the Qatar-Prince’s letter from the case, as without the letter it could be proven that the Mayfair Flats were bought by the Sharif family. To this Justice Azmat Saeed asked if Naeem Bukhari had any documentary evidence. The PM bases his argument over the letter, it cannot be discarded from the case, he added.
Bukhari also referred to an interview given by Kulsoom Nawaz in year 2000. Justice Azmat Saeed asked him to refrain from using news reports as evidence. Bukhari then argued that several times the court has taken the action based on news reports. Justice Ijaz Afzal said that news reports can be focused as per law. The hearing of the case adjourned till tomorrow, 6th Jan.