ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid yesterday said that Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan should avoid going to America because of his alleged shameful acts.

In a statement, the minister said that Imran cannot travel to America and even if he goes, with what face he will speak to Americans, because his name has appeared in the Panama leaks about offshore companies.

He said more importantly American courts have called on him on his "Gunaah-e-Kabeera."

As a result, Pakistan and the ordinary Pakistanis will be taken negatively, characterless and ridiculed because of Imran, he said adding such shameful actions are accepted nowhere, especially in foreign countries like the United States.

He requested Imran not to go to America to represent the Pakistani nation because American courts will call on him to appear before them. He also asked Imran to fear Allah and speak only the truth. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's name is not listed in the Panama leaks. However, Imran and his cronies including Jahangir Tareen's names have appeared in offshore companies, he added.