ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi said on Tuesday that Imran Khan does not have any money trail to show the Supreme Court.
He was speaking to the media outside the apex court where the hearing of Abbasi’s petition seeking Imran’s disqualification is being held.
Abbasi said the questions asked by the three-judge bench in the last hearing have not been answered today as well. “He [Imran] lies in court the same way he does in politics. God willing there is no other way but Imran’s disqualification from here,” claimed Abbasi.
Taking the rostrum after Abbasi, PML-N leader and minister Daniyal Aziz said Nawaz’s name was not included in the Panama Papers. “Neither was Iqama [foreign work permit] mentioned in any petition related to the Panama Papers case,” said Aziz, referring to the reason for Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28.
NAB still under ‘their’ influence: PTI leader
Meanwhile, PTI leader Naeemul Haque said they have submitted all the details in the court with regards to the case.
“The way the court is examining Imran’s funds, we hope the same level of scrutiny is applied to Nawaz [in the accountability court hearing against him].”
He also said he hopes the monitoring judge of the Supreme Court will ensure that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) does not divert from its path and fulfills its responsibility honestly.
Haque claimed the NAB is still being controlled by the former premier, adding that the government knows better than to arrest Imran Khan as an uncontrollable situation would arise from that outcome.