LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that he appeared before the court for the 75th time in relation to the Panama case investigation.
Nawaz Sharif was addressing a ceremony held to commemorate 20th anniversary of nuclear tests of Pakistan.
The former premier alleged that then US president Bill Clinton offered him $5 billion to refrain from carrying out the nuclear tests.
“If I was corrupt and not a patriot I would have said that bring me the money,” said Nawaz.
Nawaz said that then British leaders and other international leaders also asked him to not to proceed with the tests.
He said that eight months after then Indian prime minister visited Pakistan. “If we had not conducted nuclear tests the Indian PM wouldn’t have visited,” said Nawaz.
The former prime minister said that Pakistan is an atomic power and no one can treat it with bad intentions.