Was offered Rs 10 billion to stay silent on Panamagate: Imran

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Was offered Rs 10 billion to stay silent on Panamagate: Imran
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28 April, 2017

In a high-level consultative meeting on Thursday over the Supreme Court's decision, legal experts advised the premier to serve a defamation notice to the PTI chairman, however, it was also decided in the meeting that any final decision in this regard is the prerogative of Prime Minister.

Responding to the allegation, Maryam Nawaz took to twitter and expressed that Imran himself was confused as he named Shahbaz Sharif initially but then turned to a friend of Hamza for the task.

Imran, however, made it clear that Sharif directly did not offer him the money but the offer came from him.

"This Rs 10 billion was just a starting point; if I had showed some flexibility, they could have offered me more than that", he was quoted as saying.

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To the cheers from supporters, he said: "I want to be the president of patriots against the threat of nationalists. To avoid a runoff one of the candidates today would need to garner more than 50 percent of the vote.

"In my opinion, neither Imran Khan has won the case nor Nawaz Sharif has won it", he said.

While addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Imran Khan should have disclosed the name of the persons, institutions or parties who had offered him Rs10 billion. "Rs10 billion... If he can offer me this much money, just imagine how much he would offer to others", Imran Khan had said.

He elaborated his side of the story by telling that he was offered a bribe through a middle man and not by a phone call, adding that the man who made bribe offer was one of Shehbaz Sharif's close allies. " the first daughter said in her tweet".


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