Saleem Safi, a renowned journalist recently claimed on a news channel that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is presently in Adiyala Jail over corruption charges, paid the bills of PM House from his own pocket during his tenure.
The evidence of his claim (that he tweeted later on to prove his point) was shown to the newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, he added.
جن لوگوں نے بدتہذیبی رشتوں کے تقدس سے نابلد لیڈر سے سیکھی ہے یا جن کے ماں باپ نے ان کے لیڈر کی طرح گالم گلوچ کی تربیت کی ہے وہ اب بھی باز نہیں آئیں گے لیکن جس بنیاد پر میں نے نئے وزیراعظم کی بریفنگ میں نواز شریف کے ذاتی اخراجات کی بات کی تھی ، اس کے دستاویزی ثبوت حاظر ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/JbkToIdiSh
— Saleem Safi (@SaleemKhanSafi) August 22, 2018
However, there is a catch. Saleem Safi sahab himself didn’t know what he was posting as an evidence.
Look at the documents attached with his tweet, closely.
The interesting part is the header of the invoice saying, “Details of Family Wing Outstanding Bills”.
So it’s clear these were the unpaid bills of the parties and dinners he had personally hosted in PM house.
Now look at the other document.
The date of the cheque seems fishy. Isn’t it?
The cheque was signed on August 29, 2017, a month after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court for Panama scandal. This proves that even after his disqualification, Nawaz Sharif and his family continued partying in PM House.
Social Media didn’t take long to figure out the whole thing.
Saleem Safi is being trolled for this ever since.
Another catch Lunch bills from 1st May 2016 to 7th Aug 2017 whereas Nawaz Sharif was disqualified on 28th July 2017 so in what capacity he and his family/friends were having Lunch at PM House! https://t.co/Kyqs76dQXP
— Hassan Munir (@hasssan39) August 23, 2018
He is being termed as a ‘lifafa’ journalist now.
Nawaz sharif was so simple that he used to burn his money trail to save gas bills of PM house.
— adnan (@adnan08422984) August 23, 2018
To me Nawaz Sharif paying PM bills of his personal parties 2 years later is equivalent to being caught and being asked to pay national treasury – any clever person will understand he had no intention to initially pay for these and was forced to do as a later thought.#EidMubarak
— Kashif (@afridione2003) August 23, 2018
Very clever Kashif!
Jokes and memes on Saleem Safi and Nawaz Sharif’s austerity have reached a next level.
— Amجad Mahمood (@Flyingtastic) August 22, 2018
— Sardar Umair (@UmairSardarr) August 23, 2018
A thread on Saleem Safi defending his leader NS. pic.twitter.com/g6HTnXtawV
— Daa Jee (@JaanJee_) August 23, 2018
Irshad Bhatti couldn’t resist either.
پوچھنا یہ تھا کہ پی آئی اے کا وہ خصوصی جہاز جو پہلے ہیتھرو ائیرپورٹ پر میاں صاحب کا انتظار کرتا رہا،پھر ہارٹ سرجری کے بعد میاں صاحب کو لاؤ لشکر سمیت لندن سے لاہور لایا۔۔
اس کا 2 کروڑ 70 لاکھ کرائے کا چیک آ گیا ہے۔۔
— Irshad Bhatti (@IrshadBhatti336) August 23, 2018
— Naveed Ahmad Khan (@naveedehmadkhan) August 23, 2018
— ☄Dr Mano💎 (@Minahil_je) August 23, 2018
And the craziness doesn’t seem to end anytime soon.
We’re sure Saleem Safi did a huge blunder and must be regretting it now.