Based on allegations made in certain interviews and a book, PTI intends to sue Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for taking funds from Bin Laden.
PTI will open up a dirty chapter in the country’s political history from the late 1980s to further malign the sitting Prime Minister’s name. On Monday, PTI announced that it would approach the apex court against Nawaz Sharif for allegedly taking money from al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, funds that were utilized in 1989 to conspire against Benazir Bhutto. To that effect, PTI will use a book and certain interviews to throw mud just to see if it sticks.
PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said the case will be filed within the ongoing week for ”taking funds from a foreign individual [Bin Laden] to destabilize and conspire against democracy in Pakistan.” Of course, as in the earlier cases regarding PTI vs PML-N, the former does not possess any substantial evidence to have a strong standing in the court. The only source of these allegations are a few interviews and excerpts from a book titled Khalid Khawaj: Shaheed e Azam. The book was written by Shamama Khalid, wife of a former ISI spy Khalid Khawaja. He was murdered by Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan in 2010.
The book and interviews allege that Sharif took some PKR 1.5 billion from Bin Laden to promote Jihad in Indian-Occupied Kashmir and Afghanistan. The same sources go on to state that an estimated PKR 270 million were used to support a no-confidence move against former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 1989.
PTI’s smear campaign against Prime Minister Nawaz will take an ugly turn as far as country’s dynamics are concerned if the ‘Bin Laden’ case is filed. Only last week, PTI announced opening up another legal front against PM, saying it would file a petition demanding implementation on a 2012 verdict of the apex court in the Asghar Khan case.
PTI plans to file the ‘Bin Laden’ and ‘Asghar Khan’ case this week.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.