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Unfortunate that CJP and a 'convict' were invited to speak at the same event: PM Imran

Unfortunate that CJP and a 'convict' were invited to speak at the same event: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday it was unfortunate that the Chief Justice of Pakistan and a "convict" were being invited to speak at the same event.

The premier made this remark at the Kamyab Jawan Convention 2021 in Islamabad, days after a controversy was created after PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif's address via a video link was disrupted when the live stream was abruptly stopped at the Asma Jahangir Conference in Lahore.

"There is a function in Lahore where the chief justice and Supreme Court judges are invited and who addresses that event? A man who has been convicted by the Supreme Court and who has absconded from the country," the prime minister said. "It is unfortunate."




Referring to the recent alleged audio clip of former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar as a "drama", the premier said that it was necessary to understand where this started from.

"A country where the head, prime minister and ministers start stealing and taking public funds abroad [...] country's are not poor because of a lack of resources, they become poor when government official start stealing from the people. Such a country can never progress."

Commenting on the Panama Papers data leak, the premier said that the investigation revealed that PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz owned four flats in London.

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