Why don’t you file a case against ICIJ, BBC? Im­ran asks Nawaz

PTI CHIEF SAYS MARYAM IS OWNER OF MAY­FAIR FLATS PTI DEMANDS MARYAM’S NAME BE PUT ON ECL ASKS TO TELE­CAST LIVE CASE PRO­CEED­INGS TO AVOID ME­DIA TALKS OUT­SIDE THE COURT SHEIKH RASHEED SAYS QATARI LET­TER IS HEARSAY

Pakistan Today (Karachi) - - FRONT PAGE -

PAKISTAN Tehreek-e-In­saf Chair­man Im­ran Khan has asked Nawaz Sharif to file a case against ICIJ and BBC for pub­lish­ing doc­u­ments link­ing him and his fam­ily to prop­er­ties in Lon­don. He said if the re­ports are not true, he should file the case.

He also said that the doc­u­ments re­leased by for­eign me­dia have proved that Maryam Nawaz is the owner of May­fair flats. “Lies of those who have plun­dered na­tional wealth have re­vealed to all de­spite their tac­tics. Their lies are un­der the spot­light now no mat­ter how much they try to con­ceal them,” he said while talk­ing to me­dia out­side Supreme Court here on Mon­day.

He said if Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif is truth­ful, he should go to court. He said the prime min­is­ter should not use state news agency for per­sonal pur­poses. Im­ran said that Nawaz Sharif ac­cepted on the floor of the House that he had all the proofs and record af­ter ICIJ re­leased Panama Pa­pers. He said in­stead of sub­mit­ting ev­i­dence they are us­ing dif­fer­ent tac­tics.

PTI chief said the PML-N is mum over the re­cent re­port of BBC about pur­chase of flats. He ques­tioned if the prime min­is­ter is right, then why he is re­luc­tant to go to the courts. Im­ran said th­ese re­ports have ex­posed the lies of Sharif fam­ily. Ear­lier, PTI Spokesper­son Fawad Chaud­hary de­manded place­ment of Maryam Nawaz’s name on Exit Con­trol List (ECL) for her al­leged in­volve­ment in money laun­der­ing.

He also called for tele­cast­ing live the pro­ceed­ings of Panama Pa­pers case if me­dia talks of politi­cians out­side Supreme Court (SC) were to be stopped.

He said that PTI lead­ers have never used abu­sive lan­guage against any­one and vowed to con­tinue the same tra­di­tion in fu­ture. The PTI leader said that some of the PML-N lead­ers have started ac­cus­ing me­dia of re­ceiv­ing money to cover Panamagate case. He termed th­ese al­le­ga­tions as an at­tempt to pres­surise me­dia.

He said that the chil­dren of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif will have to tell the na­tion the source of the gifts ex­changed be­tween the Sharif fam­ily.

In a sep­a­rate talk to me­dia out­side the court, Awami Mus­lim Leauge (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ah­mad said that Panama Leaks case will be­come com­pli­cated if the lawyers don’t pro­vide ev­i­dence and money trail.

“The case will be­come se­ri­ous if lawyers failed to fur­nish ev­i­dence. Money went from where and the mat­ters were set­tled how. It has yet to be as­cer­tained,” he said. He said Qatari let­ter is hearsay which has no stand­ing in any court of the world. He held the case would en­ter into crit­i­cal phase within a day or two days.

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