Panama case all about lust for power: Marriyum Aurangzeb


ISLAMABAD JULY 20 (TNS): Political opponents are using the Panama Leaks case as a political crutch to further their own agendas, the Minister for Information and Broadcast Mariyum Aurangzeb said on Thursday.

“This case was all about lust for power and lies,” she said adding that “Nawaz Sharif is not linked to any corruption case and he will fight for the nation till the very last moment. None of the allegations leveled against the Prime Minister were proven in court through evidence.”

She emphasized that efforts were being made every day to find evidence against the PM but to no avail. “We are hopeful that the court will dismiss petitions filed by those who just want to create a circus,” the minister said.

Lashing out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan, Aurangzeb said she had serious doubts about the former cricketer turned politician’s mental balance. He tries to mislead the Pakistani nation every day, she said adding that he is the one who took help from the Jewish and Indian lobby to obtain funding for PTI.

The minister reiterated that there was no proof of corruption against Shehbaz Sharif in any public project, adding that the Sharif family presented records as old as 50 years to clear its name from ‘false allegations’.

“The Pakistani nation and Supreme Court will dismiss those insulting the court and institutions,” she said, claiming that all documents presented by the Sharif family were verified.