He made these remarks throughout a press discuss on the Muttahida Qaumi Motion’s (MQM) workplace in Karachi’s Bahadurabad, the place he had gone to satisfy the get together’s representatives for an unspecified purpose.
Ahmed, whereas talking on a programme on Bol Information earlier this week, had claimed that the now-estranged PTI chief Jahangir Khan Tareen used to offer funds of as much as Rs5 million per 30 days for PTI chief Imran Khan’s family bills, however provided no proof for a similar.
“This perception is totally false that Imran Khan is a [financially] sincere man,” Ahmed stated. “His situation is such that he hasn’t been working his family himself for years.”
Ahmed’s assertion was denied by Tareen, who tweeted that he “by no means gave a penny for the family bills of Banigala” — the palatial hilltop residence of Prime Minister Imran.
Ahmed, who was flanked by MQM’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui — the previous IT minister whose get together is a vital ally of the ruling PTI, was requested by reporters at this time concerning the authorities’s choice to pursue authorized proceedings in opposition to him for his assertion. Unfazed, Ahmed replied that anybody may train their proper to file a defamation swimsuit.
Pausing as the decision to prayer started throughout his media discuss, Ahmed remarked that the “azaan is a sworn statement that an sincere man is talking”.
When questioned about Tareen’s denial of his declare, Ahmed stated the sugar baron had no different choice besides to refuse to confess the “reality”. “These bills are out of the books and should not accounted for. Therefore it was simple for him to disclaim it,” he claimed.
The previous Supreme Courtroom decide additionally questioned the veracity of studies of bitter ties between Tareen and the prime minister, asking “is he actually on dangerous phrases with Imran Khan?” He additional claimed that no motion was taken in opposition to the estranged PTI chief within the sugar rip-off probe.
“In that disaster, you earned … billions of rupees,” he stated of Tareen and insisted that his assertion was “anticipated”.
Earlier within the day, Data Minister Fawad Chaudhry had stated a defamation swimsuit could be filed in opposition to Ahmed for his claims about Tareen footing the invoice for Imran’s family bills.
Utilizing Ahmed’s assertion as a reference level, the knowledge minister stated it was being felt that media freedom was getting used for particular campaigns to “weaken the system”.
“The best way the prime minister was focused is condemnable,” Chaudhry stated, stressing that being profitable had by no means been on the premier’s agenda.