Islamabad—Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Thursday that not even a conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump could ‘save’ the premier from the Panamagate probe.
The PTI chairman tweeted, “Good news is Trump spoke to Nawaz Sharif. Bad news for NS is this won’t save him from Panama scandal – not even if a Trump letter arrived!”
Imran remarked about a “Trump letter,” referring to the previous letter of a Qatari prince which the premier presented in the Supreme Court.
On Wednesday, the premier called Trump to felicitate him for becoming the 46th president of the United States after the November elections. The President-elect also told the premier “you are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way.”
Trump was all praise for Pakistani people as he said it was an amazing country with tremendous opportunities with “most intelligent people.”
Meanwhile, Imran said people were made to pay the price of the rulers’ corruption.
“Petroleum and diesel have once again made expensive for the masses while the rulers have involved in massive money laundering,” Imran told reporters outside his Bani Gala residence. “With the rising inflation, the poor is being burdened with more taxes as the powerful reap benefit from the situation.”
Imran went on to add that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar owned property worth billions of rupees in Emirates Hill. “How will Nawaz Sharif ask him to bring back this money when he has his own, undisclosed money abroad,” he questioned.
Now the Sharif family has forged a trust deed to justify their ownership of another offshore company, he added. “The Sharifs produced one fraudulent trust deed after the other and lied about their documents.”
PTI chairman reiterated that the Sharif family was involved in tax evasion and tax theft and were living lavish lives spending money they could not explain sources of.
“If the premier were true in his stance, he would not produce several documents but he has not been able to provide a money trail of the Mayfair flats in London,” he added.