Trump can’t save Sharif from Panama scandal: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to Wednesday’s telephonic conversation between US president-elect Donald Trump and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said such high-level contact can’t save the PM from Panama scandal investigation.


“Good news is Trump spoke to Nawaz Sharif. Bad news for NS is this won’t save him from Panama scandal – not even if a Trump letter arrived!” Khan said on Twitter.

The PM House released the candid account, complete with Trump’s trademark language, after Nawaz Sharif phoned the billionaire real estate mogul to congratulate him on his election victory.

It said Trump told the embattled Pakistani leader, currently embroiled in Panama Papers case, that he has a “very good reputation”.

The government claimed that Trump has offered to help solve Pakistan’s problems and praised Nawaz Sharif as a “terrific guy”.

“I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it.”

The prime minister’s office did not elaborate on the kind of problems Trump offered to solve. The statement also did not clarify why exactly Trump was impressed with Sharif.

The effusive conversation drew reaction on Twitter.


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