ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has spoken truth in the National Assembly while the Opposition ran away from the House instead of giving reply.

Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House along with Minister for Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, he said that the Prime Minister's speech in the National Assembly had made the opposition speechless and they were left with no option but to escape from the House.

Pervaiz Rashid said that the Prime Minister had knocked out the opposition by bringing the facts regarding Panama Leaks in his speech before the House. "PM truth knock out the opposition lie," he said.

He said that the people were expecting that Imran Khan too would give reply regarding allegation in media about his off-shore company in his speech in the National Assembly but he walked out instead of telling the truth to the nation.

He said that instead of participating in the debate in the National Assembly, Imran Khan opted to walk out from the House as he had no truth to tell.

The minister said that Imran Khan himself had admitted that he adopted this practice for tax evasion.

He said if the prime minister of the country could answer allegations levelled against him during the last three weeks then why not the opposition could reply.

The minister said that the Prime Minister had accepted all demands of the opposition regarding constitution of a commission for investigating the Panama leaks, besides coming to the House.

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said: “Imran Khan is the pioneer of offshore firms and is the most experienced Pakistani politician in this regard.”

"On one hand Imran urges foreigners to bring money to Pakistan, but on the other hand he even invests charity money abroad," claimed Asif.

Railway Minister Saad Rafique accused the opposition of behaving 'irresponsibly' by walking out even after their demand of a PM's speech was granted. He claimed that the Speaker of the house had agreed to grant more time to Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah and even Imran Khan after PM' speech, but they still staged a walkout.