Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday said that the incumbent government led by PM Shehbaz Sharif is trying to close cases against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported.

Speaking exclusively to ARY News, the former PM said that the recent transfers and postings in Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) point towards “engineering” done by Shehbaz Sharif to shut corruption cases against him and his elder brother Nawaz Sharif.

About Toshakhana gifts

About the PML-N and rival party’s allegations regarding selling gifts from toshakhana, the former PM said that whatever he bought from toshakhana is on record and if anyone has an evidence regarding corruption, he should come forward.

“I thank God, that in three years (of rule), all they have got against me is this toshakhana gift scandal, which is already on record,” said Imran Khan.

He maintained that he was well within his right to buy those gifts according to law and he in fact changed the rules and made it mandatory for officials to pay at least 50 percent of the value of the gift which was 25 percent in the past.

About Farah Khan

When asked about corruption allegations against her wife’s friend Farhat Shehzadi (Farah Khan), the PTI chief said that Farah Khan had no official position or ministry so she cannot exert that much influence upon the government or bureaucracy.

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz had alleged that Farah Khan, a friend of Bushra Bibi,  received a huge sum of money for getting officers transferred and posted according to their choice, calling her the ‘mother of all scandals’ amounting to Rs6 billion.

Filing reference against Justice Faez Isa a “mistake”

The former PM admitted that filing a reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa was a mistake and that his government should have exercised restraint rather than going into direct confrontation with judiciary.

He, however, made it clear that the reference was filed by then law ministry and he has “no personal enmity” with anyone.

The conspiracy

He reiterated that his government was toppled through a foreign conspiracy with the help of local abettors when “the PTI government was about to put the country on the right track”.

Imran Khan maintained that no PM will be able to withstand the US pressure if this “foreign conspiracy is allowed to succeed.