Imran has failed to produce evidence in SC: minister

WEB DESK : Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique has said that Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan is just levelling allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and has failed to produce solid evidence before the Supreme Court to substantiate his allegations.

He said this while addressing a joint press conference along with State Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rehman, State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and PML-N Member of National Assembly (MNA) Daniyal Aziz, here on Tuesday.

He said Pakistan will continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Occupied Kashmir and will use all the international forums to highlight the Indian atrocities against the innocent Kashmiris. Rafique urged upon the international community to take notice of the serious human rights violations in the Held Valley by the Indian forces. “How long would India carry out barbarism through use of force against the innocent people of Kashmir? Pakistan would continue raising its voice for freedom of Kashmir,” he added.

He alleged that Imran Khan has developed a habit of creating hurdles in the way of national development. The minister said Pakistan and Turkey enjoy close, brotherly and historical relations. He advised Imran Khan to participate in the joint sitting of the Parliament in honour of the Turkish President, adding that the people of Turkey have special regard for Pakistani nation.

He alleged that Khan delayed and tried his best to make China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a controversial project by using all means, but presently the corridor has become operational. The Minister said even Indian politicians made fun of Chairman PTI Imran Khan when he boycotted the joint session of the Parliament on Kashmir last month. He said the Government has no time to respond to Imran and President Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid, adding that Imran’s politics had damaged Kashmir cause. “The sit-in protests of PTI based on lies marred the progress of the country. Due to PTI sit-ins in 2014, the Chinese President who was coming to sign investment deal worth around $46 billion could not visit Pakistan on time. The PTI is responsible for delay in the inauguration of the CPEC projects,” he added.

Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman said the name of the Prime Minister is neither mentioned in offshore companies nor in any money laundering. She said that courts were asking for evidence and proofs instead of assumptions in the Panama Leaks case. Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said the Chairman PTI should learn from the past, adding he (Khan) is working to implement someone else’s agenda to stop Pakistan’s journey towards progress and prosperity.

Daniyal Aziz said the Chairman PTI always asks others to apologise but he never himself felt ashamed of his conduct. He said the PTI leader should participate in the joint sitting of the Parliament. “Politics is a business of wise people. It has nothing to do with ego and mudslinging,” he added. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders suggested Imran to quit politics and start coaching fast bowlers.

Source : Business Recorder