Islamabad : Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has sensationally claimed that he was offered Rs 10 billion by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stay silent over the Panama leaks issue, a charge denied by the government.

Imran, however, made it clear that Sharif directly did not offer him the money but the offer came from him. Khan told ARY News that it was one of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s friends who offered him Rs 10 billion to stay silent over the Panama leaks issue. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief said that the man met him about two weeks ago and informed him that he was given the task.

“He came to see me about two weeks ago and told me about the offer. Let me tell you that the Sharif family had even made him a very good offer and promised to ‘entertain’ him if he could convince me,” the 64-year-old cricketer-turned- politician claimed. “This Rs 10 billion was just a starting point; if I had showed some flexibility, they could have offered me more than that,” he was quoted as saying. PTI

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