Chaudhry Nisar takes on the Kaptaan in asset war

Published: December 4, 2011
Khan’s politics revolve around accusing people of various crimes, says Nisar.  PHOTO: FILE

Khan’s politics revolve around accusing people of various crimes, says Nisar. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Sunday that the assets declared by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan were “not enough”. Pointing out the flaws in Khan’s assets declaration, Nisar said that the PTI Chairman had mentioned why he didn’t pay taxes but failed to reveal all his sources of income.

While criticising Khan at a press conference in Islamabad, the opposition leader blasted Khan for “earning millions and not paying taxes for 20 years.”

Replying to Khan’s claim that the money he received through the World Cup was tax-free “according to a law that was drafted by Nawaz Sharif,” Nisar explained that taxes have to be paid to the country where the income was generated.

Nisar said that Khan had only revealed that the land he possesses is worth “around Rs145,000/kanal,” however he did not mention the total cost of the 300 kanal land he owns.

The opposition leader said that Khan has always said, on several occasions, that he had brought this piece of land with money he received after selling off a flat abroad. But, Nisar pointed out, Khan’s documents stated that someone gifted him the plot.

Nisar was responding to Khan’s declaration of assets during a press conference in Islamabad earlier in the day, where the PTI Chairman challenged all political party leaders to do the same. The opposition leader said that both Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif have paid many lakhs in taxes through their business ventures.

Continuing his critique, the PML-N leader said that Khan’s politics revolved around accusing people of various crimes via the media. He said “media trials” hold little value over presenting or registering a case in court. Clarifying the PML-N’s position on corruption, Nisar said the party had proposed a bill demanding the formation of a tribunal to investigate assets of various politicians, but not one political party was prepared to support the bill.

Nisar questioned why Khan rarely criticised President Asif Ali Zardari, who was implicated in international money scam cases, however “he [Imran Khan] frequently criticizes the PML-N.”

Nisar also questioned how Khan could bring about a revolution with the “Musharraf league’s trash”.

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Reader Comments (84)

  • Dec 4, 2011 - 9:10PM

    As I said earlier He has started talking trash. Way to go!


  • Roflcopter
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:13PM

    what a joke


  • Jamshed
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:13PM

    Chaudhry nisar.. ooooo chaudhry nisar … mehnat kar hasad na kar :)


  • Has
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:13PM

    PML PPP MQM ANP should stop talking and show some action by declaring assets. These parties have blundered billions in dollars when ecver they were in power.
    Imran Khan never held a public office and yet was first one to declare. No one can challenge IMRAN KHAN 2 achievements WORLD CUP 1992 and CANCER HOSPITAL. God bless Imran Khan and PTI.


  • Anwar Hasan
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:19PM

    Choudhry sahib. Imran Khan is running a full fledge Charity hospital, treating millions of people free of charge. What have you got to show for yourself?


  • Dec 4, 2011 - 9:22PM

    I predict that PML N will finally take this matter into the court room to get rid of Imran khan’s daily blamesRecommend

  • Mohammad Ali Sidiqui
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:27PM

    The blame game of Pakistani politicians will go on until the last day of the world.

    I am sick and tired of these politicians who are equally responsible for breaking Pakistan and making Bangladesh in 1971.


  • Malik
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:29PM

    Why doesnt Imran khan speaks against MQM JUI PPP ?


  • Dec 4, 2011 - 9:29PM

    Nisar sahab you must show your asserts before the media, it will prove the reality.


  • Sheryar Farooqui
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:30PM

    Shame on you nisar, your kids are American citizens and you sit in Pakistan and play your dirty politics on the only patriotic leader of this country. We have rejected you and your fake degree party. Peace.


  • Dec 4, 2011 - 9:31PM

    Ch nisaar did not blindly fired back, actually imran left some loop holes in his last press conference


  • Moulvi Nawaz Shareef
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:33PM

    Continuing his critique, the PML-N leader said that Khan’s politics revolved around accusing people of various crimes via the media. He said “media trials” hold little value over presenting or registering a case in court.
    Blockquote> BlockquoteBlockquote

    Blockquote Definitely the courts are always on your side, since the Asghar Khan case is still pending after 20 years… you can easily play court court with anyone!!!


  • anybodyagree
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:34PM

    Chaudhry Mr. No says always ‘NO’ to everything . . . .!!!!Recommend

  • mohsin
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:35PM

    Chaudry Nisar himself holds an American passport. So does his wife and children (according to wiki leaks).
    And yet for politics sake he criticises America, even when his own wife and children are American?

    Lol. What hypocrisy..!Recommend

  • dr j tipu
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:37PM

    Ch Nisar has forgotten he himself is prduct of years old system of familial politics, with him as a feudal in north punjab, n we all know his brother himself enjoyed position of being a general in military establishment……………..he can only rasie hue and cry whilst being v much part of the status quo………….Recommend

  • fahad
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:40PM

    its our time now !!! PTI zindabad !Recommend

  • Ibrar Hussain
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:56PM

    Come on Nisar. You said Captain house is worth billions, according to experts it has gold bricks right.

  • Khan
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:57PM

    They can’t show their assets, If they do so will be proven tax evaders.


  • Arim
    Dec 4, 2011 - 9:59PM

    @ Awar Hussain:

    Spending money on charity is not a valid reason to evade tax. by the way if charity is standard, I prefer Eidhi.


  • DS
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:02PM

    Imran Khan has done something unique. Others should follow suit and then talk and blame. Sharif brothers should show some guts and not use a proxy. A leader has to be transparent and that is what Imran Khan is! He is the second Jinnah in making and a God gift to Pakistan. The juggernaut is unstoppable. Long Live Imran Khan.


  • Oz
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:05PM

    The sher’s last meow


  • Faheem Khan
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:06PM



  • John
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:07PM

    PML-N shooting themselves in the foot! They have taken Khan’s bait – yeah!


  • Salman Zafar
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:13PM

    Let fair people be the leader of this country.Recommend

  • waqar
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:18PM

    if imran khan is right about his allegation, why doesn’t he go to court? really he was one of the guy fighting for supreme court and chief justice. surely he believe in independence of court.
    or does he?

    also would like to know the source of money spent on lahore jalsa?


  • akhtar
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:22PM

    PML getting the taste of their own they are being blamed forncorution
    PMLN is AWA Mi LEAUGE in waiting please get rid of them otherwise rehire will be no Pakistan


  • Falcon
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:22PM

    Is it the sound of fear…Mr. Nisar?


  • Fareedi
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:32PM

    And I thought Chaudhary Nisar was an intelligent person. He stands to Lose.. He knows it. This time he is in for a surpriise…


  • rashid
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:49PM

    PMLN will definitely take it to court because its cronies sitting in varous courts of the country are man of nawaz and its league who defend it and brush all cases related to him under the carpet… these cronies include the current chief justice sab of supreme court who owes his job to nawaz sharif


  • Dec 4, 2011 - 10:50PM

    PML PPP MQM ANP should stop talking and show some action by declaring assets. These parties have blundered billions in dollars when ecver they were in power.
    Imran Khan never held a public office and yet was first one to declare. No one can challenge IMRAN KHAN 2 achievements WORLD CUP 1992 and CANCER HOSPITAL. God bless Imran Khan and PTI.Recommend

  • so?
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:52PM

    so you hold a press conference on imran khan’s assets? what about holding one to declare your own?


  • Abdul Rahman Khan
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:57PM

    It is highly regrettable that political leaders have chosen wrong targets and wasting their ammunition instead of targetting the right person who is master and source of all corruption. A president with increasing domestic pressure caused by corruptioon and lack of good governance and now the memogate saga, has increasingly and successfully manouvred to channel peoples anger on memogate towards inner elements and outer characters – imagined and real. Listen Imdran Khan and Nawaz Sharif and all other opposition leaders: keep your political differences aside, and concentrate on the memogate where the president has seemingly committed an act of treason by inviting a foreign army to interfere and act against pakistan’s armed forces.


  • Bhatti
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:59PM

    Nisar said that Khan had only revealed that the land he possesses is worth “around Rs145,000/kanal,” however he did not mention the total cost of the 300 kanal land he owns.

    Now grow up PML-N, multiply Rs. 145,000 with 300 kanals and you’ll get the total cost. What a brain teaser? .Recommend

  • Anit Truth
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:03PM

    Imran Khan is shameless.
    While sitting with Lotas and faces of corrupt political system, he is talking Inqalab.
    It is another pml in making, only difference is the name, now it is called pti.


  • Sabrina Khan
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:03PM

    Look who is talking? Ch Nisar? talking of what: Imran Khan’s assets? and what about his own assets? Can Nisar hold a press conference to tell how much money he has? how has he made his properties over the last 20 years? where the money came from? Nisar should not insult the intelligence of common Pakistanis, he and Mian Nawaz and Shahbaz all need to come forward and declare their real assets and tax return and give copies to the media so that people can check; it’s time to take wigs off and talk sense..


  • A. Khan
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:04PM

    Oh.. Ch. Nisar… can you please be so diligent with the assets of your mentors i.e. Sharif brothers ? Then I can take what you say seriously. Don’t go after what someone has willingly revealed.Recommend

  • Realist. (ORIGINAL)
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:12PM

    @Sheryar Farooqui @ Mohsin
    & imran Khan’s Kids are NOT british national ?
    They live 24/7 in Pakistan ?
    come up with some better arguments!


  • MAD
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:15PM


    that is unlikely. a lot can come out in court. perhaps much more than the Sharif family would want.


  • Jalib
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:25PM

    A case of sour grapes Chaudhry Nisar. Instead of maligning Imran Khan why don’t you declare your assets? And more importantly those of Nawaz and Shahbaz?!


  • M Junaid Khan
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:30PM

    Even if per kanal cost 145 thousand, the property is worth 4 crore 50 lakhs and not 20 Billion rupees as earlier stated by him in the media. So what Chaudry sb has to say about this? Why Nisar sb has to close down NADRA Bahria office? Just because he didnt want any new voters to register themselves in his area as they may not be voting for him for sure! He should first declare his own assets as well as that of Sharif brothers.Recommend

  • Muzahir Butt
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:36PM

    Only MQM is the party that has no corruption charges, rests are mudslinging each other to prove each other dirty.


  • Enlightened
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:41PM

    Sorry Nisar this time around your propaganda won’t fly…This time around we want to give Imran a chance. You now have a chance to clean your act, abandon your US citizenship and come clean to us next time around for votes and we will think then…For now it is IMRAN KHAN NATION!!!!


  • adeel
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:46PM

    sick and tired of this man’s crap.


  • Omer
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:52PM

    I am tired of these PML N and PPP buffons playing a blame game. Chaudry sahab, your party was in power twice why didn’t you make it mandatory to declare assets then if you are worried about corruption. These people are all talk and no action. They think mudslinging like the yester-years will shut PTI up but they are sadly mistaken. The awam demands accountability of these public servants. Chaurdry sahab, you are supposed to serve “us”, the people of Pakistan ; not rule over us like tyrant !!!


  • KiJ
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:04AM

    Mr Nisar, please disclose your citizenship(s) and assets…


  • Fahad Raza
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:27AM

    @Muzahir Butt:
    Yea right what about babar ghori and his shipping deals???


  • Mustafa
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:47AM

    For whatever its worth,even if Imran khan fails he must be given a chance to prove himself. PTI Zindabad!


  • Dec 5, 2011 - 1:13AM

    I am sick and tired of Paksitani politiicans and politics in Paksitan. It is nothing but a fraud with innocnet people of Paksitan who are fooled for last 64 years and crushed under misreable living coditions. for the sake of change let us divert our attention to preety and innocnet Veena Malik and get some rosy pictures to brighten our otherwise dead life.


  • Adeel Ahmed
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:34AM

    Nice try… no one believes you though…
    Better luck next time.


  • Adeel Ahmed
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:39AM

    Instead blaming Imran, Please public the assets of Sharif Family and let the people know what PML-N leader has with him and Family. I bet that Sharif Family will never let people know and will try its best to avoid public knowledge of their assets.

    Imran kai pas to 02-3 ploits thai aur kia but Sharif Family has plenty of industries and lands. I am not against the propoerty but the problem is the transaction for the business in Saudia and UK whcih transaction is doubtful.


  • Adeel Ahmed
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:44AM

    Why PML-N is avoiding the declaration of assets in public,. no such intetiontion shown by Sh Nisar. I bet that they will never as they do not want the people know their assets. It will politically hurt them when people know that how wealthy they are and also the transaction to setup factories in Saudia and UK is also doubtful.

    DOnt criticize Imran, tell us your assets.


  • Kamal
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:45AM

    PML N has no other option but to put false allegations on Mr. Khan for their survival. I expect alot more mudslinging on Mr. Khan by PML N in near future but I also believe that it would backfire spectacularly. Imran Khan hasn’t emerged from nowhere. People know him for the last 35 years. He has made a name for himself by his philanthropic endeavors whereas PML N is stained with corruption charges for the last 25 years.


  • Ali Tanoli
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:46AM

    Ch. Nisar ali khan i know u from MD of PSO and since then how much money u made can
    u bother to show us u and Mr SHERIF are brain child of Gen Zia ul huq.Recommend

  • Enlightened
    Dec 5, 2011 - 2:01AM

    @Muzahir Butt:
    huh? I thought they are accused of being serial killers…No?


  • ihtisham
    Dec 5, 2011 - 2:08AM

    Ch. Nisar you r living in fools paradise.


  • wsd
    Dec 5, 2011 - 2:09AM

    This Nisar guy is Jaali from his head to his toe…….He is teh same guy who got his american passports stamped in London just because he wanted to hide his famiy’s dual nationalities. This fake man has nothing to defend his bosses but only has absurd allegations…….THIS IS BECAUSE OF THESE FAKE PEOPLE THAT PTI IS GETTING POPULAR DAY BY DAY!!!!


  • Ali
    Dec 5, 2011 - 3:09AM

    Does this Nisar guy wear a WIG?! LMAO !!!


  • Ahmad
    Dec 5, 2011 - 3:12AM

    Musharraf league’s trash –> spot on. And that “Nawaz Sharif’s” law is standard in many developing country’s to help attract foreign investment. During NS’s first term, Foreign Direct Investment tripled in two years. So “Nawaz Sharif’s” law worked.


  • Usman Khalid
    Dec 5, 2011 - 4:29AM

    nisar saab, if you would have enough sanity, Pakistan won’t be here now. if he has mentioned per kanal amount, would be difficult to calculate total amount of 300 kanals, if you don’t know how to use calculator, here is quick answer… 145,000 PKR/kanal * 300 kanals = 43,500,000/- :D


  • salman
    Dec 5, 2011 - 5:07AM

    On Kashif Abbasi interview on 15th november, ch nisar said people have a right to know about where Hasan sharif got the money to start his business in london, and that he will get back to kashif abbasi in the shortest time possible. Its on record, you can youtube it. Still waiting for an answer from ch.nisar…….


  • saleem
    Dec 5, 2011 - 6:38AM

    AND WHAT ABOUT iMRAN? Is Jamima Pakistani?


  • saleem
    Dec 5, 2011 - 6:44AM

    Why do you people forget public donation? Sharifs running two big medical hospitals Ittefaq and Sharif medical city with their own resources. They never asked for donation. SKMTH is very very good project but please give a little bit credit to those who contributes. Imran share is peanut but gets 100% credit. Do not use philanthropic work for dirty politics.


  • Daniyal
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:15AM

    @Realist. (ORIGINAL):
    The mother of those children is a white British woman. She is not a Pakistani.


  • Not me
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:26AM

    I ask where was FBR?.was FBR sleeping?
    Once again it gets proved that FBR is dysfunctional organisation.


  • A. Khan
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:28AM

    Come to think of it, politicians are politicians.. a bunch of lying, deceitful characters. But why did no journalist at the press conference take Ch.Nisar to task for talking about Imran Khan’s assets rather than his own ?


  • Rafatullah Khan
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:56AM

    Mr. Critic is bombastic as usual. He is the only dynamo in Muslim league of which even Sharif brethren must be worried and afraid that he is pushing them into the background by his high pitched criticism of all others. Unfortunately he never looks back to his mentors. Mr Sharif is an international investor and has paid only Rs. 5000 tax. Vow.
    Mr. Chowdhry the right answer would have been to declare your assets and taxes immediately in response to Mr Khan’s declaration.


  • Hussain
    Dec 5, 2011 - 8:01AM

    AHAHAH Mr. Nisar should know that as per Pakistan law, anybody who earn money outside Pakistan and bring it back to Pakistan are excluded from tax from 7 to 10 years (Specially when one invest that money in Pakistan i.e. home, land etc).

    Shame on you Mr. Nisar, your whole family is US nationals and they hate being Pakistani and you are here talking trash about Imran Khan.

    At least Inram Khan is the first leader how came infront of public to show his assets.

    Doob marny ka mukaam hai Sharif brother and Nisar sahib ap k liye even PPP should come and show their assets now.

    Let’s see who is lion and who is wolf (PML-N).


  • Hamza
    Dec 5, 2011 - 8:02AM

    “around Rs145,000/kanal,” however he did not mention the total cost of the 300 kanal land he owns…..Can’t you do simple maths?


  • Zulfiqar Baig
    Dec 5, 2011 - 10:36AM

    Ch. Nisar main aim is just to speak bla bla and bla..he is just trying to protect Sharif brothers property which is in Billions of Dollars…All Political Leaders must reveal their property also…Ch. Nisar (US Citizan) you should know you can make Pakistanis fool many times but not all the times…Imran Khan is a great person who is trying to protect Pakistan from such dirty Current Political Leaders. Imran Khan is a last hope for Patriot Pakistanis…PTI Zindabad…


  • babar
    Dec 5, 2011 - 11:11AM

    @ realist Imran khans kids have to live with there mother according to law cause they arent adults yet and plus there mother is english so dont try to mislead the people and plus your so called leader his kids what they doing here in uk they were born there in pakistan and secondly 2 wrong dont make a right !! dont understand even after this diabolical state of our country some ignorant people still dont wana open they eyes and face the truth that these conventional politicians have ruined our country Recommend

  • You Said It
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:11PM

    @Sheryar Farooqui:
    Shame on you nisar, your kids are American citizens and you sit in Pakistan and play your dirty politics

    That’s funny: one say exactly the same for Imran. Imran’s kids are British citizens while he sits in Pakistan and plays “dirty” politics.


  • Nisar Malik
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:12PM

    While declaring his assets, the kaptaan should also disclose the nationality of ALL his children and other family members…


  • Zulfiqar Baig
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:38PM

    @Nisar Malik:
    PTI is not family party. Imran Khan’s wife or kids will never come in politics..Imran Khan’s life is like a open book, nothing is hidden…however, people like Ch. Nisar, Sharif Brothers, Zardari Group etc. are hiding their assets from public, because ofcourse this is pakistan’s public money…Recommend

  • MAD
    Dec 5, 2011 - 2:41PM

    @Realist. (ORIGINAL):

    his kids live in Britain. unlike Chaudhry Nisar IK has never concealed that fact. nothing wrong with that. so dont lie Realist. Im a PTI supporter but for god sakes IK speaks the truth so dont lie in order to defend him.


  • Nisar Malik
    Dec 5, 2011 - 4:11PM

    @ Zulfiqar Baig

    The time will prove whether PTI is a family party or not…. So far, we have been seeing Imran Khan as the only Chairman of this party for the last 15 years. Is this democracy really??? PTI is and has always been a one-man show, just like PAT (Pakistan Awami Tehreek) another establishment-backed party soleley led by Tahir-ul-Qadri.

    Imran Khan’s children are minors and therefore they are away from politics. But who knows when Suleiman Essa (from Jemima) grows up in UK or Tyrean (from Sita) grows up in USA they are attracted by the “love” of their fatherland!

    Don’t forget he has named the public-funded charity hospital after his mother Shaukat Khannum and we see Imran Khan’s portrait on the advertisements of Namal College!!!

    Why do we often see Jemima Goldsmith (Imran’s former wife) in PTI dharnas and rallies?? Are the Pakistanis so innocent to be fooled by conspiracies??


  • Imran
    Dec 5, 2011 - 4:35PM

    Jeay chaudry nisar


  • Arshad Khan
    Dec 5, 2011 - 4:38PM

    If Nisar sits on the throne in his house and delivers a verdict on Imran Khan then he is deceiving himself. Its the onlookers view through the camera that catches the opulence enjoyed by this politician. He even cheats himself by sitting on that high chair and lectures on Imran Khan. These politicians are at sea to defend themselves. All they can now do is to throw lies at Imran Khan and waste time of the nation. The simplest thing to answer Imran Khan would be to declare his assets. If Nisar Khan has not paid his taxes honestly then the nation should throw him out of his home and convert it into a educational center or girl’s hostel.
    All that he has in the end belongs to the earth, to the earth it will return and the earth is of Pakistan and its people. Recommend

  • Realist. (ORIGINAL)
    Dec 5, 2011 - 5:08PM

    Whatever makes you guys Happy, stop justifying everything regarding IK , like MQMers do.
    the POINT is Where ever the kids live has NOTHING to do with anyone’s Politics.


  • Amjad
    Dec 5, 2011 - 8:05PM

    Both PTI & PMLN are products of aabpara industry, fighting to be right horse for it, lets see who gets last nod from Aabpara>


  • Saleh Amjad
    Dec 5, 2011 - 10:16PM

    Jemima proves Chaudhry Nisar’s point right.
    check her twitter and post it on Tribune as BREAKING NEWS
    Jemima Khan
    No, I didn’t give him a London flat either. He owned a flat in London when we met, which he bought with his cricket earnings.!/jemima_khan


  • Dec 6, 2011 - 5:09AM

    @saleh amjad yaar read before u comment what she is saying is proof that imran is honest guy.


  • Saeed Shah
    Jan 11, 2012 - 4:13PM

    Bro They Will Only Get Themselves Into More Trouble If They Tried and Maybe This Time Even The Saudis Won’t Save His Skin


  • Saeed Shah
    Jan 11, 2012 - 4:15PM

    There Was A Slip Of Tongue But That Does Not Mean He Has Anything To Hide.


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