No politician other than me has spoken against Malik Raiz: Imran

Published: June 22, 2012
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Riaz has bribed many politicians but he must know he can never bribe me: PTI chief PHOTO: EXPRESS

Riaz has bribed many politicians but he must know he can never bribe me: PTI chief PHOTO: EXPRESS

HYDERABAD: Not even a single politician has spoken against real-estate tycoon Malik Riaz but me, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Friday.

Addressing a large rally in Hyderabad, Imran said that Riaz has bribed many politicians but he must know he can never bribe me.

“Raiz knows that every leader has a price and he can buy them but not me; he cannot buy me nor my party,” he said.

Repeating his old promise of creating a new Pakistan once voted into power, Imran said he will bring the current corrupt setup to an end.

He said that when people are murdered in Karachi, all the leaders get together and broker a deal favourable to them but fail to deliver justice to the victims.

The PTI chief told the rally participants to question their leaders who hid their wealth abroad rather than investing it in Pakistan.

“Politicians who have saved assets in foreign countries are a part of the current evil system,” Imran said.

The PTI chief added that his party will not give a ministry to anyone who owns property or other assets abroad.

Criticising the government’s inability to tax everyone equally, Imran said that only the poor people paid taxes in Pakistan, while rich were spared.

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  • Jun 22, 2012 - 10:37PM

    We hope that the people of Pakistan may prove wise enough to elect this honest Gentleman.

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  • usali
    Jun 22, 2012 - 10:39PM

    Keep it up and best of luck.

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  • abc
    Jun 22, 2012 - 10:42PM

    Thats true nobody will speak against him although he also tried to undermine the authority of honourable supreme court. In the end we can only hope that in the general elections pti takes the lion share. This will serve as a harbinger of change.

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  • ustaad
    Jun 22, 2012 - 10:45PM

    “Raiz knows that every leader has a price and he can buy them but not me; he cannot buy me nor my party,”

    Riaz’s lawyer is PTI’s VP. Stop lying IK,
    “Politicians who have saved assets in foreign countries are a part of the current evil system,”

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 22, 2012 - 10:50PM

    @ustaad:
    Go ahead then, vote for PPP and live like this for the rest of your life.

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  • aslam
    Jun 22, 2012 - 10:51PM

    @ustaad
    pls get ur facts correct hamid khan WAS riaz’s lawyer..

    unlike pmln and ppp who took riaz’s services in power

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  • geeko
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:00PM

    Ask Imran Khan who financed his unsuccessful rallies in Lahore, Bhakkar or Quetta… if not Malik Riaz, the establishment… and If not the establishment, Mossad/RAW/CIA anyway.

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  • Pungi
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:02PM

    Today PTI has conquered Hyderabad as well… Congratulations!

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  • zia
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:06PM

    @ustaad:
    If sawat has any foreign Assets, then he will not be given any ministry as well, but I think that it is OK to give him the party ticket…. :)

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  • Pashtun
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:07PM

    @geeko hahaha what u saying is hilarious…..

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  • zia
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:08PM

    @ustaad:
    HAmid Khan is one of the best lawyer in the country and it is his profession to take up the cases of the accused, so It WAS a professional act of Hamid khan that he agreed to defend bahria town cases and has nothing to do with the PTI or Chairman Khan!!!!

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:09PM

    Why would he bribe you Sir? You are not in the government nor have any chance to be in the government in the near future. He is not that stupid. He throws the buck where it matters.

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  • Jun 22, 2012 - 11:14PM

    go ahead we are with u khan .

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  • Blithe
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:15PM

    What an utter liar IK has become !!!

    PML N ( ch. Nisar , Hanif Abbasi , Kwaja Asif , Saad Rafiq, etc) have
    been unrelentingly been criticizing Malik Riaz…Recommend

  • Voice of Gilgit
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:21PM

    Imran khan the only hope in these current disparated and corrupt era of Pakistan under the supervision of PPP and PMLN

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  • Asad Shah
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:25PM

    Liar Liar! So many politicians from PML-N have spoken against him. Deceiving such a huge gathering I mean wow

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  • Imran Con
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:41PM

    Even if it’s true, you shouldn’t draw attention to such a concept. There are plenty more things Imran Khan hasn’t comment on that others have that would actually require a bit of bravery.Recommend

  • Expatriate
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:54PM

    It’s true that not every taxable income is tax and border line people have to pay every penny.
    Even Imran khan paid little or no tax at all for many years.If what he says he believes in then he should show to people what taxes he paid over the past many years.People have yet to test your honesty.Similar claims are made by other political leaders.Who should be believed keeping in mind past experience.

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  • Abid
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:56PM

    and PML N did a rally in Sehwan as well…. did anyone notice….

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  • Amir
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:58PM

    ASad Shad and Blithe he meant the party Head
    when NS and AZ spoke against MR ?

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  • Ali Baloch
    Jun 23, 2012 - 12:00AM

    I dont know why Media (not ET) doesnt cover PTI activities like they did before, ET has been continuously supporting the truth and only true leaders of the country, we are with you Khan, no matter how much hurdles do come in your way, unless the power of righteous is within you…

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  • Imran Arif
    Jun 23, 2012 - 12:11AM

    @Blithe:
    My friend, what he meant was that no ‘Political Leader’ has spoken against Riaz! He has said that in a recent talk show as well, we like coming to conclusions dont we? hah!! Has NS been vocal about him or any other leaders on paper? well, nopes! So yes IK is saying the truth!

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  • neltajohn
    Jun 23, 2012 - 12:19AM

    @Saim Baig:
    How do you know that he is honest and how do you prove this.

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  • Falcon
    Jun 23, 2012 - 12:20AM

    That’s because IK does not need to make under-handed deals. PTI has a very reasonable financing structure (backed by sound ideology) that keeps it from engaging in such gimmicks.

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  • pti jiala
    Jun 23, 2012 - 12:34AM

    love you IK………….Long live PTI…..Allah bless you success..

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  • Ilyad
    Jun 23, 2012 - 12:47AM

    Is that an invitation? why should he bribe you khan sahib – what political or other value do you command? nil, zilch, natta…

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  • salar Khan
    Jun 23, 2012 - 12:48AM

    Right now i am in interrior sindh right now Mr.Khan, i beong from other province and region but I am Pakistani first. People sindh really anxiously needs change. Over all zero development in all sectors specaily in education sector, health and roads and rehabilitation of affectees of flood 2010, 11. 70 % of the pupulation have no right to take breat breath with our permisiion of fuedal and lanelords. These people really needs you please make some specailly policies on emergency basis for the innocent people of interior sindh.There is no any success story of PPP govt in these areas.

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  • Hassan
    Jun 23, 2012 - 1:00AM

    @ch Allahdad Malik Riaz said hamza is like his son and I rest my case:)Recommend

  • zafar ullah
    Jun 23, 2012 - 1:23AM

    As another round of Noora Kushti between PMLN and PPP ends with the election of a new PM, we need a change more than we ever needed before. Khan and Pakistani youth are the hope.

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  • att
    Jun 23, 2012 - 1:30AM

    @Ch Allah Daad:
    So he has bribed Mian Sahib and the PML-N leadership cuz they have had their turns in the past and are currently ruling in Punjab. WOW Ch. Sahib……..

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  • LionOfPunjab
    Jun 23, 2012 - 1:38AM

    Raiz knows that every leader has a price and he can buy them but not me; he cannot buy me nor my party,” he (imran khan) said.

    This is because Malik Riaz is an excellent businessman..he will not waste one single rupee after a worthless investment like imran khan.

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  • adeel ahmed
    Jun 23, 2012 - 1:50AM

    Nawaz Sharif never spoke against malik Riaz. Thats true.

    @Ch Allah Dad: You are right thats why why he threw bucks to nawaz,shahbaz and Hamza and they proudly accept it.

    @Abid: Who notice PML-N samll rally with passive crowd. I dont know wht PML-N rallies are so passive, no enthusiasm

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  • Asim Malik
    Jun 23, 2012 - 1:55AM

    Imran stands for truth and people of Pakistan. For others politics is business. Nawaz issued many SROs to bring scrap metal with exempt tax. Zardari and Nawaz are by-product of NRO. Supporting them is like siding with corruption and partnering in crimes. Oh Allah, guide us.

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  • zia
    Jun 23, 2012 - 2:03AM

    @Blithe:
    what about Nawaz sharif???.. ;)

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  • zia
    Jun 23, 2012 - 2:06AM

    @Asad Shah:
    Party Policy is driven by Party chief. Junior leaders cannot represent the party stance as the chairman of the party does and so far, all the party chiefs of the major political parties like Altaf hussain, Nawaz sharif, aswandyar, Maulana fazal, zardari :D are silent on Malik riaz..

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  • Jun 23, 2012 - 2:45AM

    @neltajohn How can i say this? He has no corruption case registered against his name in any city of Pakistan. He pays taxes, declared his assets & wealth. Has only Pakistani passport & all his wealth is in Pakistan. What else proof do you want??

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  • Saladin Chamchawalla
    Jun 23, 2012 - 3:57AM

    @Hassan:
    Any thing wrong with that? Actually it will be nice for once if we can treat each other with affection and respect!!Recommend

  • Iram
    Jun 23, 2012 - 10:12AM

    @Ch Allah Daad: Yes, Riaz is a wise man and he invested in AASHYANA scheme, (8.5 M). Now he will receive ROI (return on investment) from the Punjab government.

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  • Bearhug
    Jun 23, 2012 - 10:15AM

    @Imran Arif:
    Haha it’s funny, that is the first thing I noticed. ET twisted Imran’s words and put in place an equally misguiding headline.

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  • Jun 23, 2012 - 3:03PM

    Wellcome Imran Khan (Y)Recommend

  • RS
    Jun 23, 2012 - 3:06PM

    The time has come when the ultimate sovereign – the people of Pakistan – must assert itself. At long last we have a chance to throw off the rubber-stamp parliament and a thoroughly corrupt and discredited rulers.

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