No link between Panama Papers issue, PM’s illness: Maryam

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Women Parliamentary Caucus playing important role in women's global empowerment: Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, June 1 (APP): Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday said there was no link between the Panama Papers issue and the illness of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, as he
had no stress on that issue.

“One who is clean, does not need to take any stress…,
Panana Leaks issue is a conspiracy and some people are trying to exaggerate it,” she said while talking to a private
television channel.

Maryam Nawaz said despite the fact that the Prime
Minister’s name was not mentioned in the Panama Papers, the reaction of some people on this issue was beyond
comprehension.

She said Sharif family has already presented themselves
before the country’s highest judicial forum – Supreme Court-
for accountability.

Maryam Nawaz reiterated that she had no property abroad
and was just a trustee of her brothers’ property and was not
getting any benefit out of that.

To a question, she said, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had full
faith in his party and cabinet members and there was no
constitutional bar on him to give charge to anyone before
leaving for treatment abroad.

Maryam Nawaz said, hours before going to hospital for
cardiac surgery, the Prime Minister chaired the NEC and
Cabinet meetings through video link.

She said Nawaz Sharif was an elected Prime Minister and
the people had given him a five-year mandate.

To a question, Maryam Nawaz said despite being entitled
for medical treatment on state expanses, the expenditures of Prime Minister’s cardiac surgery were paid by Sharif family.
To another question, she said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had the mandate till 2018 and hoped he will be the Prime Minister even beyond 2018.

She said the PML-N political opponents were afraid of
the government’s development agenda and mega projects.