Panama Case News
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National
Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb Wednesday said court cases could not be won
on the basis of assumptions, but evidence was required for the purpose.
Talking to media persons here, she said the honourable judges had made the
observation that the legal team of Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) was depending
on newspaper clippings and asked them to present the counter evidence they had
been talking about for the last nine months.
The minister also said Imran Khan’s new counsel was trying to contest the case on the
basis of the prime minister’s speeches and the evidence presented by the prime minister
and his children in the court.
Whenever the court asked them to present the evidence which they had been claiming
to possess for nine months, they said they would present it soon, she further added.
Moreover, Imran’s case, she said, had not become stronger with the change of counsel. She also questioned
as why the PTI leaders did not present the pages of the so called evidence in the court which
displayed in talk shows daily.
She further said the prime minister and his family had faced accountability in the past as well and
every time they emerged victorious.
No hurdle would be tolerated
Marriyum Aurangzeb also said no hurdle would be tolerated in the way of developmental
works launched during the last three years. China Pakistan Economic Corridor, energy projects,
health and educational reforms initiated by the prime minister would be completed
by 2018, she further added.
She also said Pakistan needed Nawaz Sharif as he was elected the prime minister by
the people and he would not resign on the PTI’s demand. The prime minister
would also go to the people’s court in 2018 and get their mandate again, he further added.
Why did PTI chairman Imran Khan not hold meetings for the development of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, she also asked. It was also astonishing that he was holding meetings to impede
the work on CPEC, he added.
She said the question arose that on whose agenda Imran was acting upon to
block the country’s development.
To a question, the minister said when counter arguments were made by the PTI lawyers,
the PML N legal team told the court that they owned all the evidences provided by
the prime minister and his family and their record was available, and the other party should
present the counter evidence, if any, they possessed.