KARACHI: Senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar on Thursday said that he thinks that his party chairman Imran Khan should not have spoken about the Rs 10 billion offer, ARY News reported.
“He should not have made the claim.. I know the it is true but he should not have said that without the consent of the person who made the offer,” Asad Umar said when asked about the claim in an ARY News show.
Asad, a long time PTI loyalist, however added that none should doubt that Sharifs are always ready to spend money when they want to save their neck.
“Have we forgotten Changa Manga? Have we forgotten when a sitting judge of high court said he was ready to serve any cause? Have we forgotten a BMW car was offered to a sitting army chief,” Asad asked.
Addressing a gathering in Peshawar’s Shaukat Khanum Hospital on Tuesday, Imran Khan claimed that he was offered Rs10 billion to stay silent over the Panamagate issue.
The PTI chief’s statement stirred up a hornet’s nest as a number of PML-N leaders and ministers dared him to name the individual who offered him the money.
Appearing in ARY News show “Off The Record” on Wednesday, Imran Khan claimed that it was one of it was one of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif’s friends who offered him Rs 10 billion to stay silent over Panama leaks issue.
“He is quite close to his brother (Shahbaz Sharif) and did not only offer Rs 10 billion, 10 billion was just the starting point, the middle man too was promised money,” Imran Khan said about the man who allegedly approached him over Sharif family’s instruction.
The PTI chief, however, did not name the person who approached him with the offer.