ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Thursday explained his decision of not attending Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s address to Parliament.
Speaking to media here, Khan said the PTI lawmakers stayed away from the session as the party does not consider Nawaz Sharif as prime minister of the country anymore. He said the party did not boycott the session due to President Erdogan.
Commenting on the ongoing hearing of the Supreme Court on Panamagate scandal, the PTI chairman said the judges of the top court found contradictions in the statements of the prime minister, adding that the allegations against Nawaz Sharif were bigger than those faced by former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Imran also chastised the government Minister’s for defending the Prime Minister and said that nowhere in a democratic system do ministers defend a serving prime minister. ‘Why are these ministers defending the Sharif family that is facing a case of corruption,’ he questioned.
Earlier on Thursday, PML-N leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique, Danial Aziz and Abid Sher Ali claimed that the PTI had failed to defend the documents in the court that they presented as evidence.