IK to lose Panama papers case because of no proof: Anusha

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Islamabad

Pakistan Muslim League (N) leaders Tuesday said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan would lose Panama Papers case in Supreme Court because he had failed to provide evidence of money laundering and tax evasion by the Sharif family.
Speaking at a press conference here, Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman said Imran Khan was giving the impression that judges agreed to the evidence provided by his lawyers in the apex court.
She said Imran Khan repeatedly said that evidence on Panama Papers was provided to the court, however legally the proofs given to the judges were not considered more than rubbish. Newspaper clippings and a book could not attain the status of primary evidence, she added.
Anusha said Imran Khan did not learn from history as his claim of rigging in elections was also rejected by the Judicial Commission. The minister said contrary to claims of PTI leadership, there was no contradiction in the statements of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The counsel of PTI Naeem Bukhari was selectively using the evidence provided by lawyers of Sharif family to the court, she added. Naeem Bukhari himself admitted that he was not a tax lawyer but he continued to read tax statements of Maryam Safdar in the court, she said adding Maryam Safdar was a self-sufficient and independent woman, however, PTI tried to paint a different picture in the court.—APP

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