ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday revealed alleged financial wrongdoings by members of Sharif family. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the PTI chief accused members of Sharif family, including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of money laundering.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday revealed alleged financial wrongdoings by members of Sharif family.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the PTI chief accused members of Sharif family, including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of money laundering.
He claimed that Sharifs made money laundering worth Rs1.14 billion through FZE Capital, Hills Metal and other companies abroad, adding that Hudaibiya Papers Mills was also established for this purpose.
He said that companies owned by Sharif family in Dubai and Saudi Arabia have allegedly been found involved ins sending millions of rupees to Punjab Police officials and employees of Sharifs in Pakistan, including drivers and others, for money laundering.
He claimed that former premier sent Rs800 million to his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, while around Rs240m were laundered through employees of the Sharif family and Punjab Police.
The PTI chief said that the latest details would be sent to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for further investigation.
He also revealed some names to whom millions of rupees were sent through these companies, including Hanif Khan, PRO to Sharif City Medica Complex, Anjum Iqbal, Abdul Razaq, police constable Mohammad Iqbal, driver Punnu Khan, police constable Nadeem Sarwar and Mohammad Saleem, a servant at Jati Umrah.
Khawaja Asif, Nawaz Damaged Parliament
Talking about Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s remarks over his statement regarding the Parliament, the PTI chief said that Asif was an employee at a foreign firm from which he received the salary.
He said that people like Khawaja Asif and Nawaz Sharif destroyed the parliament, adding that millions of rupees transferred to Kulsoom Nawaz’s account in London.
Today, in a series of tweets, the PTI chief, who is being slammed for cursing the parliament at Pakistan Awami Tehreek-led combined power show in Lahore, said: ” In fact in this specific context “laanath” is a mild word to use”.
He further said, “If anyone disagrees, I challenge them to do a public poll on what ppl think of such a Parliament. I can guarantee most will condemn it”.
When a Parliament, which must protect nation's interests, passes a person-specific law allowing a disqualified person guilty of Rs 3 bn money laundering, tax evasion, concealment of assets, forgery & perjury to become head of a pol party, then such a law is a "laanath" on Parl.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 18, 2018
In fact in this specific context "laanath" is a mild word to use. If anyone disagrees, I challenge them to do a public poll on what ppl think of such a Parliament. I can guarantee most will condemn it. https://t.co/ZbaH06m1xt
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 18, 2018
Sharifs behind Model Town killings’
Addressing the rally, PTI Chairman Imran Khan pledged that he would continue to challenge the ruling Sharif family despite many challenges.
Khan said that he would consult his party regarding dissolution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.
He told a large audience in the heart of Punjab that “we only hear of 14 people who were killed in Model Town, but there were many more who were left crippled for the rest of their lives.”
Further hitting at the ruling PML-N over police brutality, the PTI chief said that the force in Khyber Pakhtunkhw were de-politicised after the 2013 general elections. “We empowered Nasir Durrani and passed Police Act,” he said, adding that police officers cannot be transferred by politicians.
“The crime rate has dramatically dropped in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Police don’t trust the Punjab police.”
Khan said that he was sure that the Model Town incident was ordered by the Sharifs.
The Sharifs brothers are yet to answer who was behind the Model Town killings, he said, adding that all police officers would have been in jail if they had resorted to shooting all by themselves.
“It was not the murder of workers of PAT. It was the murder of Pakistanis.”
Thanking the leadership of PAT, PPP and other parties, Imran said that he would share more ideas with Dr Tahir ul Qadri about the future protests. “We should not step back at any cost.”
“I fully agree with Sheikh Rashid on dissolution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.”
“I damn the Parliament which allows a convicted man to head a political party. On the other hand, the Punjab parliament has adopted a resolution against the Supreme Court. The fools in Punjab don’t know anything about separation of power.”