ISLAMABAD (NNI): Daughter of Prime Minister Maryam Nawaz on Saturday mocked at Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan for failing to submit complete money trail and details of his county cricket income and schedule in the Supreme Court.
Maryam Nawaz shared screen grabs of different TV channels which had tickers breaking court news that Imran has no record of his salary because county cricket in England, from where he claims to have earned huge money, does not keep record older than 20 years.
Maryam wrote on her Twitter account, “While you (Imran) were busy conspiring against others, you left your closet open and your skeletons fell out. God has His own ways.” As a bottom line, she said, “Don’t attack others with a LIE when you can be destroyed with the TRUTH.” Advocate Naeem Bukhari, the counsel for the PTI chief, submitted the financial record of Imran’s London flat following the orders of the apex court in a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi.
The court had asked Imran Khan to submit money trail regarding his London flat and details of his county cricket income in the past hearing. Khan had earlier admitted he formed an offshore company namely Niazi Services Limited, to buy flat in South Kensington, London.
In his latest reply, the PTI chief denied allegations of his complicity in money laundering to buy the flat and admitted that some record of his earnings from cricket couldn’t be produced since county cricket clubs do not keep the record older than 20 years.
Khan said he played county cricket from 1971 to 1988 for New South Wales, Worcestershire and Sussex and used the earned money to buy the flat. He said he initially paid 61,000 pounds as first installment in 1984 and paid the rest sum of 117,500 pounds later in 1989. He said that he earned $75,000 by playing for Kerry Packer Series and $50,000 by playing for New South Wales.
Hanif Abbasi had moved the court seeking disqualification of the PTI chief and Secretary General Jahangir Tareen over non-disclosure of assets, ownership of offshore companies and receipt of foreign funds for the party.