Lahore : The Spokesman Punjab government Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan has said that as usual chairman PTI Imran Khan is hiding himself behind false excuses after blaming Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. We are calling him again and again to come in the court and reply his baseless allegations. He is not appearing before the court even after the period of 04 months till his allegation that Shehbaz Sharif had offered him Rs. 10 billion for withdrawing from Panama case.
The spokesman was addressing news conference here today. He reminded that Chief Minister Punjab had sought clarification from Imran Khan before filling defamation case but the latter failed to do so. After serving legal notice, defamation suit had been filed in the civil court.
According to law, Imran Khan was bound to submit reply before the honourable court within 30 days but he has been using delaying tactics in pretext of one or another. Till date his advocate has been sought adjournment for six time.
The spokesman reminded that Imran Khan has been served with various court notices for appearance but in vain and now through media, we are again demanding him to reply his baseless allegation against a leader of national stature and chief executive of a province.
Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan was of the view that Imran Khan is the champion of “politics of sit-ins” and pioneer of panic creator in a peaceful political environment. Shehbaz Sharif has already presented himself for accountability at any forum time and again but on the other hand, Imran Khan is habitual of lying.
The spokesman further said that record of 56 Punjab government companies has been submitted to Auditor General of Pakistan for audit. These companies were established for better delivery of services and are working according to book.
On responding a query, he said that NAB has legal right to start investigations against any major financial transaction but it does not mean that any irregularity is proved. The Chief Minister Punjab has always encouraged transparency in all government departments including public sector companies and no irregularity will be tolerated in this regard, he concluded.