Staff Reporter Islamabad
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday finally broke his silence regarding the allegations levelled against him by former Federal Investigation Agency chief Bashir Memon and said that “all the claims” made by Memon are “baseless”.
“I had only directed Memon to investigate the iqama (work permit) case of PML-N’s Khawaja Asif,” the premier said.
The prime minister made the statements while speaking during a meeting with senior journalists and anchorpersons in Islamabad.
“The decision to investigate the case of Khawaja Asif was taken during a meeting of the federal cabinet,” the PM said, adding that he had directed Memon to investigate whether the country’s former foreign minister was holding a foreign resident permit and withdrawing a salary from foreign sources.
“All the claims made by Bashir Memon are baseless,” the premier said. “I have never directed him to initiate investigations or file any cases against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.”