To appoint new lawyer in PanamaLeaks case on return to country
MANCHESTER: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that no ‘London Plan’ is in the offing.
Talking to the media at the Manchester Airport, Imran said he was in England just to attend a wedding ceremony and to meet his children, whom he had not seen in the last five months.
The PTI chief attended the wedding ceremony of the sister of his friend Anil Mussarat and would return to Pakistan today (Sunday).
Speaking at the marriage ceremony, Imran said: “I cannot give an advice for a happy marriage, as I did not have a good track record; but may be the third time I would be lucky”. He said he would accept the Supreme Court’s decision in the Panama case and added that “it is for the first time in the history that the country’s chief executive is present before the courts for his accountability”.
He said: “It is a good omen for the country that the Supreme Court wants to conclude the PanamaLeaks case without any unnecessary delay.”
He said the decision to appoint a new lawyer in place of Hamid Khan to represent the PTI in the Panama case would be made on his return to Pakistan.
Imran said he was surprised that senior lawyer Hamid Khan had decided to withdraw his services for the case.
He said it was not his responsibility to provide evidence in the case and that the court itself would ask the main accused in the high-profile case in this regard. He said the Sharif family would also have to explain the Qatari prince’s letter which had thickened the entire Panamagate plot.
The Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed and PTI leader Naeemul Haq also reached Manchester on the same flight. Sh Rasheed said a new lawyer should replace Hamid Khan by Monday.
PTI’s Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said their case was strong and the party would accept whatever decision the Supreme Court gave. He said the PTI did not change its stance from the day one, hoping for a favourable decision in the case.