ISLAMABAD, Jan 30 (APP): Minister of State for Information,
Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Monday
that PTI Chairman Imran Khan was using the crutches of Panama Papers
to run his campaign for elections in 2018.
Talking to media persons outside the Supreme Court, she said
that Imran Khan could not win the coming general election on the basis
of baseless allegations related to Panama Papers.
She said that in the coming polls, the people would vote for
Imran on the basis of the performance and Imran was very well aware
of his performance.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the entire world was appreciating
the performance of Ishaq Dar as Finance inister, but Imran had
started levelling baseless allegations against him as well. She asked
Imran to read those surveys which had lauded the performance of
Ishaq Dar as Imran accusations were based on lies.
She said due to untiring efforts of Ishaq Dar, Pakistan was
emerging as economic power. She said according to Transparency
International, Pakistan was ranked second best in fight against
corruption, but Imran claimed it was near to bankruptcy. The reason
behind Imran’s frustration was his imminent defeat in Panama case, she
She said that Imran was living in an imaginary world. The
minister said that yesterday Imran said that Pakistan was becoming
bankrupt while the entire world acknowledged that Pakistan’s
economy was becoming stronger.
She said Nawaz Sharif’s stance had not changed since day one
and he had even provided the details which were not asked for by
Imran Khan in Panama Papers case.
Nawaz Sharif had deposited documents containing record of the past
45 years as he did not want to leave any doubt in the minds of
the masses, she added.
She said that in the documents submitted in the court proofs
had been given that no money laundering was done.
The minister said that Imran Khan daily told a new lie in
front of the media.
She asked Imran to contest Nawaz Sharif politically, but he
had realized his defeat.
The minister said that the health and education programme
Imran Khan was talking about had been introduced in Punjab about a
decade ago and in Federal government’s educational institutions three
The biometric system had already been introduced in Punjab and
Federal government schools teaching staff annual confidential reports
(ACRs) and promotions were linked to it.