Shahbaz to file defamation charges against Imran over corruption allegations

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday denied corruption allegations against him by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and instead threatened to initiate defamation charges against him. 

Shahbaz, while addressing a press conference, said that Imran Khan had previously leveled allegations worth Rs. 35 billion but was unable to provide any evidence. Therefore, he would not address them now and will instead sue him for defamation worth Rs.26 billion.

He alleged that people of Pakistan will never endorse the politics of lies and slander, and will not forgive Imran for disrupting national progress through his political antics. He also said that he will make sure to take the defamation suit to its logical conclusion.

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“Imran Khan should not lie to the people,” said the Chief Minster, who said that he has hurried from Islamabad to address the charges against him. He said that he would be guilty infront of the 200 million people of Pakistan if the corruption allegations were proved against him.

He vowed that he would resign if the corruption allegations were proved against him. Instead he said that he had save billions of ruppees ins several projects and any corruption allegations are completely unfounded.

IMRAN KHAN’S ACCUSATIONS

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had alleged that one Javed Sadiq is the frontman for Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. He showed an investigative papers that Sadiq was awarded contracts leading to Rs.26 billion in commission.

The documents show that Javed Sadiq, who is a Canadian national, was awarded contracts and consultancy details worth Rs.480 billion including commissions worth Rs26.55 billion through his management firm.

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