Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said on Monday that party lawmakers would not go to the National Assembly unless Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is Leader of the House in the NA, is cleared of corruption allegations.
Speaking at a press conference, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry along with MNA Murad Saeed said that the legal team of PTI has some solid evidence against the Prime Minister in Panama Leaks case and that is why the government is making efforts to linger on the matter.
“The government is accusing Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen on the basis of fake documents and the sole purpose behind this is to linger on Panama leaks case, as they’ve realised that no one can save the PM now,” he added.
Referring to a speech made by the Prime Minister in National Assembly wherein he offered to step down if proven guilty, the PTI leaders claimed that Nawaz Sharif would go to prison as going home is no more an option available to him now.
To a question of submitting new documents by Akram Sheikh, the counsel for the Prime Minister’s family, Fawad said despite all this he could not prove the money trail through which his clients sent money abroad.
“No money trail means Ishaq Dar, finance minister and a close relative of Prime Minister Sharif, had sent all the money abroad through which Nawaz Sharif’s children bought properties, and the affidavit submitted by Ishaq Dar some years back seems correct now,” he added.
He expressed hope the apex court would soon announce its verdict in Panama Leaks case, and the Sharifs would not be allowed to take flight to Jeddah, as their accountability would be ensured this time at all costs.
The PTI leaders also flayed the government for misusing Press Information Department (PID) building for personal press conferences, adding if the government is so serious about defending the Prime Minister everyday, they should use the party secretariat.
“These government buildings are not anyone’s personal property and no one, whether ruler or anybody else, can misuse the state offices for personal purposes…do defend your prime minister, but you’ve no right to use state buildings,” said Saeed.