Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday, said that the party will take legal action against Prime Minister Imran Khan, his special assistant on accountability and the Daily Mail for the unsupported slander against party president Shehbaz Sharif.
Marriyum claimed that the story against Shehbaz was ‘planted’ after a meeting between Daily Mail representative David Rose and Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. She made these claims while waving a picture from the supposed Bani Gala meet-up.
Marriyum declared that the meeting was nothing but an elaborate plan to defame Shehbaz, especially since Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar failed to prove any allegations against him.
The spokesperson said that the allegations against Shehbaz were ‘baseless’ and “a part of a propaganda campaign to divert attention from the current lockdown in the country”.
She also declared that the report is not credible because anonymous sources levelled allegations without any official backing.
Marriyum added that the funds given to Shehbaz were used to build more schools and hospitals in a bid to improve the health and education sectors in Punjab.
She said the allegations against the PML-N president were to cover-up the details of the 18 fake bank accounts that PM Imran used to launder money during the 2018 elections.
“This is a witch hunt by Imran Khan,” she said, adding that he is a liar and is plotting against PML-N.
She also added that the British government knows that their aid was used for the development of Punjab and the province has flourished under Shehbaz’s rule.