Stop befooling nation, PML N leaders lambast Imran Khan for levelling baseless allegations

ISLAMABAD, Oct 6 (APP): Senior leaders of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML N) Thursday challenged leadership and supporters of Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) to put forth a single instance, showing that any national institution did not act upon their corruption allegations under Panama papers.

State Minister for Privatization Muhammad Zubair and Member of National Assembly (MNA), Daniyal Aziz claimed all national institutions concerned have acted upon PTI’s pleas demanding probe of Panama papers.

Both Muhammad Zubair and Daniyal Aziz lambasted PTI Chief, Imran Khan for his alleged malicious propaganda gainst Prime Minister and his government and said he (Imran Khan) was levelling baseless allegations on issue of Panama papers to misguide the nation.

At a press conference here, Muhammad Zubair said on one hand PTI had filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Panama papers issue and on the other Imran Khan had announced to shut down Islamabad.

He said PTI had gone to different forums including Supreme Court and Election Commission of Pakistan against the Prime Minister.

Every institution did its work after the Panama papers, he said adding PTI did not attend meeting of National Assembly Finance Committee where all Heads of Institutions like State Bank, Federal Board of  Revenue (FBR) and Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) gave a briefing on Panama papers.

Zubair said Imran Khan was disgracing the government organizations every day and levelling groundless allegations against them and asked Imran Khan and other PTI leadership to tell specifically what they could have done, if Panama papers had emerged during their government.

He said PTI spokesman Naeemul Haq had expressed confidence in ECP at a point but now his party was again mistrusting the polls body.

Daniyal said Imran Khan was trying to befool the nation by hurling unfounded allegations as he did before, casting aspersions about the fairness of elections and then said these were mere political statements.

Daniyal said PTI workers should ask their leadership
about truth of these allegations and visit the International
Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) website to confirm facts.

The ICIJ itself deleted name of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after initially including it and later made corrections in many of its assertions posted on its website about Sharif family, he added.

He said PTI leadership was not responding to questions raised by Pakistan Muslim League (N) which showed their ulterior motives.

He said Panama papers were only composed of five papers,
clarifying Maryam Nawaz Sharif was only a beneficial owner and not real owner of any property in London.

He said in 2012, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) conspired along with other 12 parties and signed an agreement as a tactic to defer holding of elections which Pakistan Muslim League(N) was likely to win.

He said the world knows about character of Imran Khan and his past activities.

Daniyal Aziz said the disqualification case against Prime
Minister Nawaz offers no promise and advised Imran Khan whom he termed as ‘bundle of lies’ to stop befooling people.

Muhammad Zubair criticized Imran Khan and Secretary General of PTI, Jehangir Tareen who had earlier been referred to as “ATM machine of Imran Khan” by different lawmakers for bending the facts and the truth in accordance with their anti government agenda.