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Nawaz Sharif Says Clinton Offered $ 5 Billion To Not Conduct Nuclear Test

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| July 20 , 2017 , 09:13 IST

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that former US president Bill Clinton's offered him $5 billion for not carrying out nuclear tests in 1998.

"I would have taken $5 billion from the US for not carrying out nuclear tests if I were not loyal to the country," Sharif, battling for survival in office over corruption and money laundering charges said while addressing a political gathering in Sialkot in Punjab on Wednesday.

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Pakistan had held the tests after India had conducted the test in Pokhran under the Vajpayee government in May 1998.

Sharif made these statements when his opponents demanded him to resign as the Prime Minister Of Pakistan. An investigation team has been assigned by the Supreme Court to probe his offshore assets and companies revealed by the Panama Papers leak, found him and his children guilty of perjury, forging documents and concealing assets. Sharif warned his opponents that if he was being held "accountable" today, it would be their turn tomorrow.