PTI to file case against Sharif for taking bribe from Osama Bin Laden

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 9 : Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) intends to file a petition with the Supreme Court against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for taking bribe money from slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to finance the jihad in Kashmir and Afghanistan.

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said he would file within the ongoing week a petition in the Supreme Court seeking admission of a case against Prime Minister Sharif for "taking funds from a foreign individual to destabilise and conspire against democracy in Pakistan", reports the Express Tribune.

The PTI intends to approach the apex court based on some interviews and excerpts from a book titled Khalid Khawaja: Shaheed-e-Aman.

The book was written by Shamama Khalid, the widow of former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy Khalid Khawaja, who was murdered by the Pakistani Taliban in 2010.

The interviews and the book claim that Sharif took a total of Rs.1.5 billion from Bin Laden to promote jihad in Indian-Occupied Kashmir and Afghanistan.

They also claim that later an amount of Rs.270 million from this money was utilised to support a no-confidence move against former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 1989.

Last week, the PTI also announced that it would file a petition demanding implementation on a 2012 verdict of the apex court in the Asghar Khan case against Sharif.

The case determined that Sharif and other politicians had received money from an intelligence agency prior to the 1990 general election to form an alliance against the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Chaudhry said the two cases would be filed during the ongoing week, and that he would represent his party in both.

Source: ANI