Petition filed by PTI in Supreme Court has no new allegation

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (APP): Minister for Information,
Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday said the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) in the Supreme Court had no new allegation.

All allegations levelled in the petition were old and had been
repeated in the last 25 years and proved as false, he said.

Talking to a private news channel here, he said no allegation
relate to any project under the tenure of any government of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), rather they relate to the personal business of the party leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

He said the PML-N chief had been elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan three times and had completed a number of development projects worth billions of dollars in his every tenure.

PTI Chief Imran Khan, who had crossed all limits in enmity of
PML-N, had failed to level allegation in his petition regarding any kind of corruption, mismanagement or kickbacks in any project of the incumbent government, he said.

He said the PTI’s recent petition was a certificate of honesty
for Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

The minister said Imran Khan who had approached the apex court should trust the judicial system and wait for the verdict.

The PTI chief should not spread chaos in the streets on the
basis of his so called allegations before the court verdict comes, he said.

The protests on roads reflected Imran’s lack of confidence
in judiciary, which may come into the meaning of contempt of court also.

The three previous governments including two regimes of
Benazir Bhutto and one of Pervez Musharraf had failed to prove the same allegations, he added.

He said if Pervez Musharraf could be able to prove these
allegations then he would not have used the plane hijacking case.

The federal minister said the family of Prime Minister
Nawaz Sharif had set up a factory in the UAE which was inaugurated  by the head of UAE after the industry of Prime Minister’s family in  Pakistan was nationalized in 1972, during the first regime of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

This business was not hidden as its pictures were published in
newspapers, he said.

The then government could have filed a case against this
family if some illegality was found in that process, he said, adding at that time Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was a student and his family was not participating in politics.