ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan is misleading the nation by twisting facts, leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz said on Tuesday.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Privatisation Commission Chairman Muhammad Zubair said if the PTI chief had any evidence then he should share it with the courts rather than create hype in the media.
He said the PM’s family had always maintained its integrity in business affairs, which would be proved before the court as well. Zubair said Imran had always targeted the country’s institutions, adding Tuesday’s allegation was an attempt to pressurise the institutions.
Calling PTI chairman Imran Khan “a master of U-turns”, ruling party lawmaker Daniyal Aziz said the former’s claims were a pack of lies. He claimed that both Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen were themselves owners of offshore companies and now they were hurling baseless allegations against others.
Daniyal said Imran Khan’s frustration was on the rise because he was well aware that people would reject his politics in the next general elections. He said PTI had always given forged documents and it had already been published in the Guardian on April 2016. He also screened the Guardian story on a projector during the conference.
Daniyal said other opposition parties had also parted ways with the PTI due to its regular U-turns.
Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha said the case was sub-judice in the court and it could not be debated. He said Imran Khan did not have any substantial evidence and he was only levelling baseless allegations against the PM.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said the PTI should wait for the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Panama Papers as the case was sub judice of the courts. He said PTI should avoid criticising judges and judiciary on social media.
The minister said the documents flashed by PTI in the news media were nothing but lies and propaganda. Fazal also said PTI’s former president Javed Hashmi was revealing all plans of the party regarding the 2014 sit-ins.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 4th, 2017.