Maryam Nawaz hits back hard over Imran Khan tweet


ISLAMABAD - Responding quickly to Imran’s Tweet in which he called Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi a puppet prime minister Maryam Nawaz addressing Imran has said that not Abbasi but he is the real puppet.

Are you being ordered to send the Twit that you sent, Maryam asked Imran in her rebuttal on social contact website Twitter.

Earlier today chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan had said in his Twitter message that the ruling party is not removing Ishaq Dar as minister finance because “Sharif mafia” is afraid he would spill beans on alleged money laundering done by him for the family.

Imran in a tweet had called Prime Minsiter Shahid Khaqan Abbasi a puppet of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif, and criticised him for not removing Dar, “Sharif mafia’s front man & absconder from justice facing multiple charges of corruption & money laundering”.

Various parties have demanded that the finance minister step down in light of a corruption probe against him in money laundering and corruption cases.

Reports of Dar’s resignation surfaced again on Saturday before being rubbished by PML-N.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb in a media talk said that such reports are baseless, while a PM house statement said that in light of Dar’s health and him seeking treatment abroad, as per cabinet rules, the finance ministry portfolio had already come under the prime minister’s control.

A corruption reference pertaining to Dar’s owning assets disproportionate to his known sources of income was filed by NAB in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.

The accountability court hearing the corruption case against Dar — who is in London to receive medical treatment for his heart condition — issued non-bailable warrants after the minister failed to appear in court for the fourth time on November 14.

The court also issued a notice to Dar’s guarantor for failing to ensure the presence of the minister and adjourned the hearing until November 21.

The anti-graft body has also announced that it would reinvestigate Dar in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

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