Case is not about Panama Papers, but Imran’s desire to become PM: Maryum Aurangzeb

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APP81-06 ISLAMABAD: December 06 – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication and Tala Chaudhry, MNA addressing a press conference. APP photo by Irshad Sheikh

ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (APP): Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Maryam Aurangzeb Tuesday said Imran Khan’s lawyers stance had proved that the case in Supreme Court was not about Panama Papers, but of Imran’s desire to become prime minister.

Addressing a joint press conference along with Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman and Talal Chaudhry, MNA here she said that the case was about Imran’s jealousy with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his fear of Maryam Nawaz.

She said the Panama Papers case is about contradictions in Imran’s heart and mind.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the elected Chief Executive of the country and will remain the prime minister, she added.

The Minister said that it was an honour of Nawaz Sharif that he was elected Prime Minister of the country for third time and keeping in mind the performance of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government he would be re-elected PM for fourth time in 2018 elections.

She said that the ongoing proceedings of the Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court were the outcome of the PM’s letter to the court requesting it to hear the case so that facts should come to fore. She said that the prime minister and his family did not debate the issue of right of admissibility and maintainability of the case which was their legal right because they wanted that truth should come to fore.

Secondly, she said, it was consequence of Imran Khan’s failed effort to lock down the capital.

She said that the petition was filed by the PTI and there were allegations of money laundering and tax evasion but now their lawyers were repeating the baseless allegations and trying to find contradictions in speeches of the Prime Minister. She said that perhaps Imran and his lawyer have not read that portion of the speech of the PM in which he said that more proofs would be provided at the relevant forum and now all proofs and documents have been presented in the Supreme Court.

She said that in the press conferences,Imran Khan thinks that whatever his legal team says would be the court’s verdict.

The minister said since 2013,Imran Khan has been doing politics on the basis of allegations but in 2018 he will have to face the PML-N politically.

He will have to compete a Prime Minister who eliminated terrorism, rid the nation of load-shedding, put the country on path of economic revival, gave the nation gifts of metro bus, motorways, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), health insurance programme and educational reforms which restored respect of the country in the eyes of the world.

She said that Maryam Nawaz was daughter of the prime minister and can live with him and present him gifts as it is part of our culture and civilization which is alien to Imran Khan.

She said that Mariam Nawaz was a self-sufficient woman who has been paying taxes regularly.

She said that those raising fingers towards others daughters should first think about their own daughters.

She said that the court also remarked that if newspaper cuttings were evidence, who will respond to the stories published about Imran during past three decades.