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Chat With Donald Trump won’t Save PM Nawaz Sharif from Panama Papers scandal, says Imran Khan

Qatari prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani submitted a letter in the Supreme Court related to the Panamagate case

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Wikimedia

Islamabad, December 1, 2016: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said on Thursday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump cannot save him from the Panama case.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently had a telephonic conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump, congratulating him on his victory in the US polls.

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Donald Trump told Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he has a “very good reputation”.

In a taunting reference to a letter by Prince of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, Mr Khan said Mr Sharif can not be saved from the Panama Papers scandal “even if a Trump letter arrived”, reported Dawn.

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Qatari prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani submitted a letter in the Supreme Court related to the Panamagate case.

The royal prince mentioned in the letter that there were business ties between his father and Sharif’s family and that he is involved in the London apartments that are at the centre of the Panama Papers controversy.

– prepared by Zoya Arshi of NewGram. Twitter: zoyaarshi96

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Government Following China in Order to Eradicate Poverty, Says Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Talking about uplift programmes for the lower strata of society, he said the government will invest in health and education for poor people, besides providing them easy loans to build their houses

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is seen during talks in Beijing, China. VOA

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that his government is following measures taken by the Chinese government to bring their people out of poverty.

Addressing a ceremony here, the prime minister said that the ultimate goal of all the steps taken by his government is to eliminate poverty, Xinhua news agency reported.

“We are making policies to give incentives to industrialists and people involved in textile sector, our motive is to let people make money so that they can produce job opportunities and help people get out of poverty, like China did.”

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a ceremony in Kartarpur, Pakistan. VOA

He said that China created wealth by industrialisation and later utilised it to uplift the lower strata of the society, adding that like China, his government’s main focus is to eliminate poverty by investing in the people living below poverty line.

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He said the government is bringing a comprehensive policy to eradicate poverty in which a coordinated effort will be made by all official welfare departments to provide relief to the poor and needy.

Talking about uplift programmes for the lower strata of society, he said the government will invest in health and education for poor people, besides providing them easy loans to build their houses. (IANS)