Making accusations is our job as opposition: Imran Khan

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 5 : Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that being the opposition, it is their job to make accusations and it is up to the government to prove them wrong.

"We bagged more than 80 million votes and it is our duty to make accusations whenever public money is stolen," the Dawn quoted Khan as saying.

The PTI chief made these remarks during the first hearing of the Panamagate case after a new bench was constituted by newly-appointed Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

The apex court had barred the government and the PTI from holding media talks on the Panamagate case on the court premises and both sides agreed to abide by the court's directions.

During the hearing, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said, "We have issued directives that there will be no press talks on the premises of the Supreme Court." However, party leaders and officials spoke to the media right after the case's first hearing.

Assuring journalists that the top court not want to impose any legal or constitutional restrictions on press conferences, Justice Khosa said, "discuss court proceedings in the media but don't base them on observations and queries of judges by taking their names and flashing their photographs in the media.".

Khan said his party was forced to hold press conferences to negate the government's "propaganda" and added that PTI leaders would obey the directives of the apex court.

Source: ANI