PanamaLeaks case to be proved through evidence: PML-N

Govt leaders say if verdict does not come
in their favour, they would not go into appeal

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders said on Wednesday that the PanamaLeaks case would be proved through evidence and if the verdict in the case did not come in their favour, the party would not go into appeal against it.

The PML-N leaders expressed these views while talking to media persons outside the Supreme Court (SC) after the hearing in the case.

On the occasion, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that change of lawyers would not work because the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did not have strong evidence against the PM to present before the Supreme Court in PanamaLeaks case.

She said the PTI should present the papers which they were showing in the talk shows on electronic media and were claiming that they had these proven. “Instead of presenting strong evidence against the prime minister, the PTI is presenting only news clips in the Supreme Court,” she added.

Marriyum Aurangzeb further said that Nawaz Sharif and his family had faced many trials in the past but he was proved innocent and in this case he would also come out clean. 

She said, “Our nation knows that Pakistan is progressing under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but there is a group of people who is creating hurdles in country’s progress. This group is also trying to create problems in the mega project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).” 

PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry said that changing lawyers would not help the PTI win the case. “You have hired an actor as a lawyer,” he said.

He said Imran Khan wanted to make a movie on the life of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he must do it because this movie would be presentable but movie on the life of Imran Khan would embarrass him and “I think the censor board would also not allow his movie to be shown in public.”

Talal said during Wednesday’s proceedings, PTI lawyer Naeem Bukhari asked the court to give him 35 minutes more to justify the allegations which again showed his weakness as he had nothing to prove his repeated accusations. He said the PTI leader had backed out of his stance in parliament taken on many issues as he used to hurl baseless accusations against his political rivals.

Such self-created stories could not be proved in the court of law which needed solid evidence, he added. APP adds: Daniyal Aziz said the defeat of PTI chief Imran Khan in the Panama Papers case was imminent and he should accept it.

Imran Khan was in the habit of levelling baseless allegations which could not be proved as evident from his past record, he said. He said today the PTI lawyer Naeem Bukhari was unable to prove the allegations levelled by Imran Khan against the prime minister and his family in the Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court. The situation would be the same on the next date of hearing on December 8 as the lawyers would again fail to provide any evidence to prove the allegations, he claimed.