Imran Khan lost donation money in real estate gambling: Khawaja Asif

Published: August 1, 2012
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ISLAMABAD: Khawaja Asif, a senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), alleges that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan lost a huge amount of money which was donated to his social welfare hospital, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, in a real estate gamble.

Asif, accompanied by two other PML-N leaders, held a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday and handed out hard copies of “evidence” against Khan’s investments.

The leader said that a total of $4.5 million were invested abroad, which was “in fact the money gained from sadqaat, fitrana and zakat… This was the money of the Pakistani nation which went abroad.”

“In British Virgin Islands, a shell company was first registered. That company transferred money into a company, HBG in Dubai, then HBG bought shares of Sugarland company worth $3 million. During 2009-2010, Sugarland declared losses and in the coming two years, it faced 64% losses. Here, the money of Shaukat Khanum invested by Imran Khan also faced a loss but it was not shown,” Asif said while referring to the documents he had distributed.

The leader mentioned the Double Shah scam and said that Double Shah would at least ask for investments and not for donations, and his business was more transparent than this one. “Imran Khan doesn’t get tired of unleashing allegations against the entire world, but he should first look at himself too.”

Asif questioned Khan that if the investment was so safe and profitable, then why did he not put in his own money rather than that of Shaukat Khanum. “This is not a scandal of the PTI, this was a play of Shaukat Khanum’s money… Shaukat Khanum has not published its balance sheets, the last one available is from 2010, which we have provided to you.

“Imran Khan should reply himself or someone from the trust should reply. Who knows what game Imran Khan is playing with the people’s money and where he’s investing the donations,” he added.

‘Shaukat Khanum workers are Khan’s friends or family’

Asif also alleged that those working at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital are either Khan’s friends or family members. “Another important person is Imtiaz Haideri. He is a member of Imran Khan’s trust, is a chief executive in Dubai and a chief executive in British Virgin Islands too.”

“In this party (PTI), they are all real estate businessmen or are involved in collecting donations. There is this singer as well, who also collects donations. The whole leadership is involved in the real estate business, they are all gamblers,” said Asif adding that he is providing proof from Shaukat Khanum’s own papers.

“We are not speculating or assuming this. We have handed you all the balance sheets too on which all the investments are stated.”

“During a Public Accounts Committee meeting, I asked NAB without mentioning any name that if a social welfare organisation is involved in such gambling investment, does your law allow them to catch them. They told me yes, they would take action… When the time comes, we will also go to the court.”

“We know it hurts the credibility of leaders before the elections, but we are trying to show the real face (of Imran Khan) on how he is managing the donations,” Asif added.

“Imran Khan took some wrong decisions and the trust should not bear the losses. The loss should come on his personal balance sheet.”

Read PML-N’s fact sheet on Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital here.

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Reader Comments (193)

  • abc
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:45PM

    Another attempt to malign PTI will also result into a backfire. PML N and all the parties in the present government can run from pillar to post but this time they will find themselves behind eight balls.

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  • Umair Khan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:46PM

    Khwaja Asif, you will get a befitting reply of it but just wait.

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  • Mohsin
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:49PM

    Is there anything called “Real State Gambling” – Pathetic N LeagueRecommend

  • Zia
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:49PM

    Is this the most important issue we are facing as a nation?!
    I wish Khwaja Asif would have deliberated upon the non-existent price control mechanism in Punjab!!!

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  • The Flying Object
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:51PM

    And you want me to believe it… What credibility do you have Khawaja G.
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  • Acorn Guts
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:52PM

    uh-oh, brace yourselves for the PTI supporter onslaught people. Duck and cover!Recommend

  • Paindoon
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:52PM

    PMLN has lost it completely.

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  • Usman Lakhani
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:53PM

    Not sure whether this is true but Imran Khan is not the owner of SKMH… SKMH is run by a board. PMLN will not understand this ofcourse. They are too used to being ruled by one or two people!

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  • saeed
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:55PM

    I wish I was allowed to use the words which are roaming around i my mind and heart this time..but its ET forum not you tube..Just want to say that I knew Noon will do what ever to discredit IK and try to damage its incredible credibility in the public..but was not expecting them to be go that low…at least they should spare this hospital for which one side Imran khan has been awarded for hounours and PHD degrees around the world and on the other side these people only for the sake of there our own personal politics try to damage this institution who has served this nations poor to afford cancer treatment..really disappointing and ashamed that I once voted for Noon…This game of politics is really cruel..that’s why this place is not for honest and credible people..

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  • ADEEL
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:57PM

    The last time when PML N leader Hanif Abbasi tried to put false allegations on IK on hamid meers capital talk, those allegations too eventually turned out to be fake, so i guess this is also just a matter of time….Keep trying PML N masters…sharam tum ko magar nhn aati…
    VOTE FOR CHANGE…VOTE FOR IMRAN KHANRecommend

  • Someone
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:57PM

    Pot calling the kettle black, Nawaz Sharif has a net worth of over 1 billion US dollars. Where did all that money come from, one may ask this PML N politician?

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  • salman
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:58PM

    PMLN and Khwaja asif must be really desperate….all this is already mentioned in the audited report of SKMT by Fergueson, AVAILABLE ON SKMT WEBSITE.

    http://www.shaukatkhanum.org.pk/about-us/annual-report.html

    LOL!!!!

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  • Salman Zafar
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:58PM

    calm up you please…

    And ET, there must be equality… yesterday Imran Khan held a press conference and there was no sign of the that news here since yesterday, i have been coming again and again to check…
    But when kwaja asif holds a press conference against Imran Khan, it makes on top story within minutes….

    Shame on you express tribune…Recommend

  • Qaisar jan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:59PM

    look who is saying, and against whom?

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  • just_someone
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:00PM

    khawaja sahib, lets even assume as a certainty that some money from SKH is stolen. At least we can all see, he does something with some of the donated money. You just have to walk in to SKH to see how many really poor desparate people are treated for free. I am not Imran apologist but I respect what he has already done and think his achievements should not be soiled upon.
    This is a lot better than the schemes your leaders have used to steal the public money. Should I mention the ‘Qarza Utaro, Mulk Sawaro’ scheme of your great ‘leader’? The same one who should be sitting in Medina right now like a coward that he is that he rather left his country than face the hardships like a man, the same kind of hardships you guys have inflicted on the whole country…

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  • Mr Ali
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:00PM

    Shame that PLM(N) needs this kind of cheap tactics to hide their own corruption. They are doing this only because they feel PTI big challenge for incoming elections. People trust IK and will not be deviated by these stories and we expect more stories like this near the elections.

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  • entropy
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:03PM

    Perhaps Khawaja sahib would also care to explain to the Pakistani nation how Sharifah Lohar’s progeny became multi-billionaires.

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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:03PM

    So the Great Khan has taken some crash course lessons in management from PPP and Sharif Bros ! Great !
    So much for transparency and accounatabilty in near future for the people of Pakistan, if PTI make it to power !
    Business as usual, just new faces , is going to be order of the day ! Recommend

  • fahad
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:04PM

    khwaja will go down………

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  • Usman
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:06PM

    Excellent

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  • Dr Akmal
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:06PM

    From day one I have been saying that this Imran guy is fraudster. He is hypocrite and playing a wrong game with the youth and people of Pakistan.

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  • toor
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:09PM

    this guy khwaja know’s nothing or he is just doing this because pmln is loosing to imran!
    u can’t just keep money even it’s charity money u have to invest them to save money from inflation and investment can go bad!!!

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  • roma
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:09PM

    latest balance sheet was from 2010 – so the fiscal authorities havent ASKED OR DEMANDED for the update ?

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  • Kawesh
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:10PM

    Cheap!!!!!!!
    They are targetting an institute, which is recognized by the world.
    Dear Khawaja! Its better to explore the money matters of PMLN and PPP people.

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  • salman
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:11PM

    So buying preperty is now a “gambling investment”? lol

    I trust no PMLN memebrs or thier family members invest in property (lets not mention sharif’s multiple companies investing in property in london, such as Flagship investment limited) :)

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  • PakJam
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:11PM

    PMLN can you please answer us of… Hudabia paper mill …of Money laundering …. …or of Motor way corruption …. The walls of all Lahore’s gardens were brought down by Shareef brothers just because they wanted to sell iron from Ittefaq foundry. Corrupt PMLN….. lol…Recommend

  • Naeem
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:14PM

    PMLN is truly on the mat now! Just going bonkers before getting a killing strike!Recommend

  • KB
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:16PM

    Bas kardo bas! When you don’t have issues to talk about, you talk about it

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  • Taz100
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:17PM

    PMLN thank you for exposing yourself further. I never donated to SKMH before, but from today, I will keep donating till I am alive! shame on PMLN for stooping so low

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  • Hassan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:18PM

    Yes ! and this is exactly the reason why he has been awarded an honorary MRCP .. at least get creative with your acquisitions!

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  • Sheikh
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:19PM

    pitty on Khawaja Asif, PML-N is based on the worst politics just try to blame…where i have never heard term of Real Estate gamling…Chacho real estate is investment but not Gambling.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:20PM

    its not a secret that Imran Khan was the first cricket captain who introduced his team to gamblers and match fixers. Rest is history.

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  • S.H
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:20PM

    This is not something new from PML N. I was thinking they have learned from history but I was totally wrong.
    I have too much respect for Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and I was against the redicule behaviour of the PTI leadership. However now I have seriously started thinking of voting Imran Khan. Far PPP has miserably failed and PML N is still behaving like kids.

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  • us
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:21PM

    So the PML-N dirty game begins. This is the first channelized attempt in this regard. You should be ready to hear more bizarre blames in the days to come.

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  • Akrama
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:21PM

    shame on pmln on such filthy allegations on the one and only performing cancer hospital in pakistan that treats people free of cost …
    atleast be human and think if this causes people to doubt n not give donations …could eventually lead to deaths of many n destruction of one hospital pakistan is proud of…
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  • Usama
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:22PM

    SKM all financial report are available on their website… and audited by Furgosen Audit team serveal time…

    N league trying to leg down of Imran khan. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:23PM

    Khawaja Asif is one of the most honest and credible leader. He cannot be wrong. He was the person who never surrenders. Against Musharaf, he stood like a rock,

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  • Mohsin
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:23PM

    No one is innocent in politics. May be his intention to capitilize funds to build another hospital, but in between he had lost Money.

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  • Buttler
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:24PM

    He is truly lieing

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  • Umar
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:24PM

    Noor league, y r u scaring, he is the most credible man of Pakistan in the entire world.
    he just collected Rs.4 Carore in yesterdsy’s aftar at shaukat khanam …
    The corrupt mafia of N league is shivering from the Tsunami of this youth … IK we r with u ..Recommend

  • Alif
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:30PM

    What a shame for PMLN, Don’t you guys thank that some one has given you a hospital for cancer treatment for the needy people where some can’t even afford the doctor? And ii was all done with the help of the People of Pakistan and International Community. And it’s running successfully for the past 15 years and will continue to do so insha’Allah. May Allah bless Imran Khan

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  • Akrama
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:33PM

    Alhumdulilah all comments are a slap on PML N
    our love for imran khan is much greater than u think…
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  • THE
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:33PM

    Khawaja Asif why don’t you go put a petition in the courts, that’s what you do all the time! Do it with this case as well and then see how you get sued for false allegations and defamation!!

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  • Imran Con
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:34PM

    Everyone responding with PML-N’s record for a deflection: read the article. They pretty much simply said he was a hypocrite, and if what is said is true, that’s exactly what he is. They didn’t claim themselves to be angels.
    The frantic and desperate style of defense in comments coming to his defense goes to show that even his own supporters are aware that if he doesn’t have his corruption allegations about his opponents and the image of being clean, he has nothing.
    @Salman Zafar:
    Did he finally say something new? If not, that’s probably why. Just like the supporters, Imran Khan himself is about as redundant a person can be, which makes him pretty boring considering talk is all he has going for him up until the present day.

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  • toor
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:35PM

    am very happy to see that u can’t fool these young pakistani people anymore i can see that in the comments everyone knows the real thieves! shame on khwaja!

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:35PM

    Imran’s only real income was from cricket and in those days, if a cricketer bought a motor bike, whole country would congratulate him but Imran lived like a prince. There is always a huge gap in his income and expenses which he never explained. Now he is caught red handed and exposed.

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  • HRA
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:37PM

    Khawaja Asif you are using the same strategy that PPP used against Chief Justice. If he had done what you are claiming he has, then do you think the hospital would have been operating this effectively and efficently the way it is now. There are certain times and issues that are independent and should remain independent of politics. But may be you are too immature to understand that. You have already destroyed morale of Pakistani people, now you are working to further deteriorate it. Enough already.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:37PM

    First it was adultery, lying as if there was no tomorrow, cheating on tax returns infact never paid a dime before 2002, openly supporting a dictator and calling for the heads of NS and BB…and now folks we introduce the one who channels Zakat money into investment portfolios and to fund his ostentatious lifestyle and a palatial abode.

    Inspite of tons of vices this man lugs around, he still has the guts to pretend that he is the most righteous and pious Muslim on this side of the Mississippi. Alas, the naive generation which has grown up consuming Cheese Burgers and Pepsi and spending 20 hours a day on facebook somewhere in Boresville, Ohio thinks otherwise :DRecommend

  • Falcon
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:38PM

    here goes PMLN…not surprised seeing the party go so low against its political opponents

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  • M.UMAR from Germany
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:40PM

    We believe on Mr. Khan…May ALLAH Bless Mr. Khan n Pakistan…SumAameen!
    Now after 3rd class allegations from Khawja n his company I´ll definitely donate my zakat n sadqas to SKMH…INSHALLAH!Recommend

  • blithe
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:41PM

    At least it did not go down to Sita White issue and the disowned daughter, like the 90s. .

    IK needs to have some ethics around the donations. He takes money from personalites and then he starts praising these persoanlities on TV (wothout disclosing that he has taken money from them) . This itslef is violation of ethics.

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  • Ahmed
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:42PM

    What Mohtaram Khawaja of N league say about Haneef Abassi stealing billions in adrug scam and shareef stealing every ounce of iron from PR and bribing everyone in site like M Riaz?
    Imran Khan at least has attempted bring visible change in Pakistan by concrete steps. What has N done in last five years nothing now Illahi door of palaces reminds one of golden era in Punjab.Recommend

  • amjad s
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:49PM

    the final nail on the coffin of pml n

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  • khalid
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:52PM

    Shame on you PML (N) – Imran Khan has selflessly devoted his life to Social work -the SKMH is testament to all that is good in Pakistan. If the trust invested in real estate so what there is no guarantee of profit – I respect their decisions. I have been donating to this noble cause for the last 10 years and now will do so even more. The days of the corrupt PPP and PML N are numbered. The Pakistani Qaum has finally woken up and will not be distracted by your mudslinging – Oh people of Pakistan do your duty for your country and vote for change vote for Imran Khan vote for your dignity and Izzat. I know you will not let us all down.

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  • Sheikh
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:54PM

    mentality of PML-N:

    Real Estate is an investment but not Gambling..

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  • Malik
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:56PM

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  • JUNI
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:57PM

    one should take pity at asif………. pmln back to dirty tricks ……… this is 2012 not 1997…………..

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  • Only PTI
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:58PM

    It’s all Imran’s fault for not dragging Hanif Abbasi to the court when he uttered nonsense in Captial talk against SKMH. And now we have Mr. K Asif who is known to mis-state facts.

    For PMLN, I am happy that they have started repeating 1996 game, BRING IT ON…Ik does not have any family to sacrifice now, but wait and see Pakistani will do to you, iA.

    For people who are questioning why the reports were not released subsequen to 2010, pls educate yourself: All public organization have 6 month to a year to get thier statements audited by independent auditors. 2010 states was audited/released in Oct 2011. Go to SKMH website and read!Recommend

  • YouRock!!
    Aug 1, 2012 - 5:59PM

    an attempt to hide hanifabbasi drug scam! pmln is full of looters and munafiqs

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  • Shuaib
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:04PM

    Very interesting this accusation has arisen when we are months away from General Polls! It seems like a desperate attempt to dent IK’s popularity which eating into the PMLN vote bank!

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:05PM

    @salman:

    Actually it is surprising that the auditors A.F.Ferguson have reached a conclusion not to impair the concerned assets despite obvious indicators and ascertainable values. Khwaja Asif might have ill intentions but not only the investment was a bad one but the auditors are clearly guilty of professional misconduct.

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  • AJ
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:06PM

    Wow … N league showing their true color. Low lives hitting on an institute’s donations which is trying to save thousands of lives every year. Kudos!Recommend

  • Waqas
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:07PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:

    A big gap between his income and expenses……. What in the UK a major superstar like Imran playing international cricket and county cricket, working as a commentator and working for an International newspaper as a cricket reporter and you are trying to tell me that the Inland Revenue in The UK could not see this huge gap between his income and expenses but you can?????????????

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  • Salman Zafar
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:08PM

    @Imran Con:
    Yes… there was news yesterday… a sitting MNA joined PTI….
    LOL…

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  • M J
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:10PM

    If some one give me 2 options 1.kill myself 2.vote Pmln
    U know what I will kill myself.Recommend

  • Qaim Ali Shah
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:13PM

    whattttttt ..imran khan did corruption , lol PML n … by doing such propaganda you will not even get a few seats this time even in punjab!!!

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  • Qaim Ali Shah
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:15PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    lol come with me your place is in the CM house sindh as you speak out of this world :P

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  • just_someonee
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:16PM

    @Hedgefunder:
    dude, what does it have to do with you it is pakistan;s internal matter. go fix your grid before it collapses again!

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  • sohaib
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:17PM

    i still trust imran khan…my vote and my zakat will go 2 imran n shaukat khanum….are

    and it simply shows that how low pml n is….Recommend

  • Shah
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:18PM

    Atleast we can see the hospital and it’s performance. Looks like N league has forgotten the slogan that they used to chant “Karz utaro mulk sudharo” I remember giving away all of my school lunch money!!! I ask you N league where is my lunch money???

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  • salim
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:20PM

    PML N anchors are going to have a great time during prime time this evening!

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  • shazada zahid loan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:21PM

    This guy Khawaja Asif need to tell the people of Pakistan when will the Nawz sahib’s shazada zahid mahmoud loanPakistani people need jobs and not allegations – they are not interested in who did what – they want jobs so they are not roasting under the Middle East sun – I see them everyday.

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  • Atif Khan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:21PM

    If Imran Khan did this than this is a shame, but If there is no such thing than shame on Khawaja Asif.

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  • Pro Bono Publico
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:22PM

    What on earth is “real estate gambling”? Charitable funds invest, real estate is one such outlet. if the market crashes, it is not the mistake of the investors.

    In the US, certain charitable funds invested with now jailed financial expert Madoff. He cheated them. Was it their intent to be cheated? Or, was it Madoff who had mail-intent?

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:23PM

    @Khalid, first off my friend; investing Zakat money into an investment portfolio is not permissible by Shariah. Secondly, why has the donated money been invested in projects outside of Pakistan? Does this anomaly within its own right not in direct contravention of IK’s philosophy that money of the land should stay in the land and not land in off-shore accounts?

    Thirdly, why specifically Oman and a particular project has been chosen in which SKMH’s money has been invested in when the real estate market in GCC has been shot down by 35% on valuation? Lastly, who is Imtiaz Haideri? Isn’t Imtiaz Haideri the CEO of the company in whose real estate project in Oman these funds have been invested in and he currently sits on SKMH’s Board of Directors as well? Isn’t this a conflict of interest?

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  • Samson Simon Sharaf
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:24PM

    What a shame and what hasty preemption. An audit usually takes six months to conduct and another six to finalise.It goes to the credit of Shaukat Khanum that the report ending Dec 2010 is already done with, PMLN have a heart

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  • nisar
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:25PM

    pmln its not 1997, its 2012. it won’t work this time. sorry

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  • ZEN
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:26PM

    PML N getting frustrated and now coming up with pathetic allegations. I pity them. InshAllah, PTI will be a winner and hope that they can clean up all the mess of Pakistan which PPP and PML created.Recommend

  • Ex-PPP
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:26PM

    LOL on Khwaja Asif. After this news my vote will go to PM … L … PTI. Ham mulk bachaney niklein hain aao hamarey saath challo. PTI Zindabad.

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  • zeeshan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:27PM

    About time some one actually spoke out about the Holy leader and his Unholy acts. IK has been fooling people for very long. Shaukat khanum has always been a family trust although it was built from peoples money ( I remember putting in my pocket money for the casue). Be real PTI and IK…. all your politics will achieve is to get Zardari back in power… Well Done Khwaja Asif

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  • sarfraz
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:27PM

    Inshallah Khawaja Asif’s allegations will die very soon.
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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:34PM

    @just_someonee:
    dude, what does it have to do with you it is pakistan;s internal matter. go fix your grid before it collapses again!

    Hey ! Pakistan’s internal situation is a huge concern to whole world, and all for wrong reasons too, not something that Pakistan should be proud of !!!! The world just needs to keep track of who possibly is going to come in Islamabd next, not that they will have all the power as that will always be in Pindi with GHQ, but it helps to know as to who one is likely to deal with, when they come with their Begging Bowl again !
    By the way the grid is FIXED ! Have you started receiving basic power 24/7 yet ?Recommend

  • Wajahat
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:39PM

    PMLN ” Sharam tum ko magar nahee aatee” My mother was treated in Shaukat Khanum when we could not afford it. I owe Imran every last bit of my energy for saving my mother life.

    May ALLAH bless and Protect Imran from “Ablees” Recommend

  • Logic europe hull
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:42PM

    I paid1500 £ to imran khan in a charity dinner andmany others paid much more Imran is a man of integrity

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  • Khan's TIGER
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:49PM

    Brace yourself khawaja..!!Recommend

  • Lahori
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:50PM

    PML-N has lost its marbles in the tsunami. Let’s see what Zardari says, especially when he loses to PTI.

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  • Dean
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:50PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: You have the name of “Allah” part of your name. Just remember we will answer “Allah” one day.

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  • kashif
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:52PM

    Shame on khwajha asif, he should have atleast spared an institute like SKMH from his dirty politics. And how can an investment which is reflected in books be gambling..Recommend

  • Dean
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:52PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    And you are the only sane face on earth, who is bestowed upon all the wisdom of mankind.

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  • Aug 1, 2012 - 6:54PM

    Khawaja G ur good man, firstly get rid of ur corrupt bosses…Recommend

  • nisar
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:54PM

    $3 milllion was invested to generate money for SKMH. The company gave guarantee that if the company lose money SKMH will not lose no money. SKMH got the guarantee letter from the company wich says SKMH will not lose any money.IK is not involve in these decisions , its a hospital board wich deals with this.

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  • Z.Baloch
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:54PM

    Khwaja Asif ” have some respect” …. PML(N) is involved in money laundering … from a small “Iron-Bhatti” their assets have crossed billions how ?????????Recommend

  • junaid
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:55PM

    Mr.khwaja.. we know it already.. all your “so-called” evidence is already reported in the annual audit report for the year 2010 of Shaukat Khanum. Find out other means for defamation..Recommend

  • Aug 1, 2012 - 6:55PM

    You always show proof first then go for this much allegation against this personality. Look at your own character first….!!!!!

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  • Aug 1, 2012 - 6:56PM

    khwaja g …you really want to show balance sheets ? those pappers were publicaly available ..lolz how about the papers whichh are nor publicaly available ? doo you want to see some of those ? :-)

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  • Samson Simon Sharaf
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:57PM

    I have gone through the entire Audit Report and the PMLN fact sheet. What a hasty and slipshod effort by a low level auditor of N League. Too many english and spelling mistakes. With financial gurus like Ishaq Dar, the party should have deliberated further before acting like a clever crow in deep muck. It is reflection of a sick mindset. First they maligned Begum Nusrat Bhutto, then Imran Khan,Benazir Bhutto and Salman Taseer’s daughters followed by some young girls of PTI and now this, Not very long ago Hanif Abbassi now involved n ephedrine scandal leveled allegations against the hospital like spitting in the sky that all fell back on his face. This will not work. If you are a true lion then take on Imran Khan’s Challenge. I dare PMLN.

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  • Umer
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:58PM

    If everyone is corrupt than why is SC just focusing on PPP?

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  • sajid hashmi
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:59PM

    ha ha ha .. another joke of PML N..This attack will surely hit you back with strong reply..i request ET to show all above mentioned comments to Khuawaja asif or in any other TV program so that they should know what literate people think about them… Recommend

  • Mr Ali
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:00PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: Imran is the only guy who had kept not only himself but his team away from fixing in cricket. Provided us best display of game and team.

    Imran is the only guy (in pakistan) who had kept not only himself but his team from any corruption in SKMH. Provided us best team to run hospital.

    Imran is the only guy (in pakistan) who had kept not only himself but his team from any corruption in NAMAL. Provided us best team to run Uni.

    He is doing the same.
    He is forming PTI team free of corruption and No one can on this earth blame for corruption.

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  • raveem
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:00PM

    Khawaja Asif constituency is Sialkot and yesterday people donated 4 corore to SKMH hence the drama today #DesperatePMLN

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  • saeed
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:01PM

    @hedgday..Don’t poke your nose here..I feel pity for souls like you…stereotyping and prejudiced is disease wide spread in people like you..your obsession with Pakistan and Pakistanis only make us feel sorry for you..get well soon..Recommend

  • Aslam
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:02PM

    These comments show that how educated people of Pakistan believe in Imran Khan and how they love him. The way, people wrote these comments, is enough for Khawja Asif and his party. Imran says right that people have already decided to go for PTI this time. I hope PML-N “think-tank” will present this public reaction to their leadership. Actually, this is beginning of their dirty election campaign against PTI. As the new voter lists have been come out, and it worried the PML-N that the youth vote will change the fate this time. Now there is only one thing that PTI and Imran Khan must have to do.
    They should start a campaign to convince the youth for casting their vote on polling day. They should make aware the public their votes’ value and it is the only way poor people can take revenge from corrupt politicians. Media must also play its role in this regard as it is an integral part of our society in many ways irrespective of the vulgarity which is spreading through media.

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  • Fahad Khan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:04PM

    The lust for power made PMLN blind and they didn’t thought even for a moment that their baseless allegations can badly effect the cancer patients on their death beds. PMLN has hit a new low.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:06PM

    @Samson Simon Sharaf, no more bravado and candor….take up Khawaja Asif’s challenge and haul him into a court of law for maligning and defaming the Holy Antecedents of Pope Imran Khan.Recommend

  • Mohd Butt
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:06PM

    Dear PTI members, I know that you are ashamed by this discloser that is the reason you are attacking khawaja Asif, those who are shame less they can keep attacking, those who are not and are nice believers, they must read the proof given, then be with the truth,
    IK is a cheat, soon you will find more evidence of his cheating on the name of charity, why 17 years nation ignored him due to his known behaviour, pasha sold to dreamers faulted product. Get up please I feel sorry for nice peoples who re misguided and misused. Love you all.

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  • calledupon
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:07PM

    Anyway my vote goes to IK.

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  • M Sheikh
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:10PM

    8 years ago when i was poor my sister had a full cancer treatment from SKCH for free this is a real and only jewel on face of Pak and people who lives in gutter trying to spite on it shame to all PML-N in Ramadan and + blaming the super power is watching and noting every thing

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  • Kamran
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:13PM

    Its such a shame that people like Khawaja Asif are trying to damage a world recognized institution which treats poor people for free. This N League is so filthy that today I’m holding my head in shame that over the years I along with my family been voting these heartless and moraless people. Khawaja Asif and to the rest of N league and it’s supporter could you please point out to one accomplishment similar to SKMH and Nemal college you have achieved over the years. You guys ruled Pakistan twice and Punjab for 5 times. What have you achieved? How have you improved the life of poor people you pathetic lot. And then you have the decency to question or malign someone who has sincerely done so much for this country. Inshallah you will get a strong reply to your shameless pathetic allegations like yourself but inshallah Allah won’t spare you people this time around and you will have to pay for your deeds. Remember N league the more you falsely accuse imran khan the more popular he will become inshallah because Allah do reward honest and upright people.Recommend

  • Mohd Butt
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:20PM

    Khawaja Asif, it does not matter of 4.5 million US$ lose, he don’t care, all he have to do is beg again, to the donors and there are lot of nice simpe young to whom he can fool again. He dont know how to EARN , all he know is to ask for charity, But how long? And he claim that he will handle the people’s Money and trust? take Pakistan out of trouble by betting the good earn money of the peoples. Love you all but not the cheat.

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  • Hasnain Ali Pirzada
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:23PM

    lol @ Khawja

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  • raveem
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:27PM

    send a blank txt to 7770 and donate Rs 20 to SKMH and give reply to PMLN for this accusationRecommend

  • Mr Ali
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:28PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi: Adnan if someone is doing job, Tax is deducted and tax is paid by the employer. So you can call on PCB if you want to check how much IK has paid the tax.

    IK never claimed that he is righteous and pious Muslim, he always said that i am trying to become good Muslim and by the he is not corrupt which is important for common people.

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  • Lala Gee
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:31PM

    @ Khawaja Asif:

    “We know it hurts the credibility of leaders before the elections, but we are trying to show the real face (of Imran Khan) on how he is managing the donations,” Asif added.

    I don’t know if IK was responsible for the alleged shady investment, and if he was, you are doing the right thing. But when will you expose the billions of graft Nawaz Shrif shelved in to his pocket when he was the Finance and Chief Minister of Punjab and Prime Minister of Pakistan. I am a witness to how well he managed the both. Will you also dare to expose how the hundreds of millions of Pounds laundered in UK and are now being used to run the real estate business of his son Husain Nawaz in London’s most expensive area of Marble Arch.

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  • Abdullah
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:36PM

    Haha…IK gave a befitting reply to these allegations and have given a challenge to Sharif bros..What Khwaja Asif is saying that he is exposing SKMT and for this he is using the audit report of SKMT avaiable on SKMT site..wow..pathetic..

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  • Abdullah
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:36PM

    What a hasty and slipshod effort by a low level auditor of N League. Too many english and spelling mistakes. With financial gurus like Ishaq Dar, the party should have deliberated further before acting like a clever crow in deep muck. It is reflection of a sick mindset. First they maligned Begum Nusrat Bhutto, then Imran Khan,Benazir Bhutto and Salman Taseer’s daughters followed by some young girls of PTI and now this.

    Not very long ago Hanif Abbassi now involved in ephedrine scandal leveled allegations against the hospital like spitting in the sky that all fell back on his face. This will not work. If you are a true lion then take on Imran Khan’s Challenge.

    Rtd Brig Samson Sharf

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  • Hussain
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:38PM

    PML-N this is just a pathetic statement from you and ALLAH will make your fall more in the eyes of people.

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  • afzaalkhan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:39PM

    I was wondering whom to give my zakat as I live in Canada thanks to Khuwaja Asif it will be going this year to SKMH, take that PML – N and no I was never a fan of IK I always liked miandad :)

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  • Najam
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:46PM

    Well done Khawja asif for exposing a self declared mr. clean

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  • Abid Baloch
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:47PM

    Shame on these power grabber. This is too much from PMLN. It is beyond political realm. You are trying to malign a welfare institute. which is pathetic. PML is desperate now but I was not expecting this low level allegation. Shame Shame Khawja Asif. Recommend

  • Khan of Cape Town
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:51PM

    Khwaja Asif! For God sake! If you guys cannot build an institution like SKMH, please do not destroy which is already working.

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  • Manzur Khan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:54PM

    All the Leftists will be laughing rolling on the floor watching the fight between the Right wing parties….come on IK..its your turn….bring something out against N League….

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  • RWP-NA56
    Aug 1, 2012 - 7:55PM

    If Imran Khan used charity funds for his own personal endeavors and physical investments, then he must be exposed and punished according to law.

    If Khawaja Asif is lying, then he must be exposed and punished according to the law for defamation.

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  • Adnan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:01PM

    Hardly a new low for N leagueRecommend

  • jamshaid
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:06PM

    Very bad PMN, you dont know how to run Charity and fund raising. Keep it up Imran khan.

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  • Pakistani
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:06PM

    Imran khan is now cancer khan….Good job Khawaja sab.

    I believe IK will not give any serious answer and just abuse in reply and similarly PTI kids will start abusing…..

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  • A. Khan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:12PM

    Listen here, Khawaja !

    Through SKMT, Imran Khan has done more for the people of Pakistan than you, your entire family and political party will ever do. I have personal experience of the good work being done at SKMT, as my father was treated there and is still alive even after 7 years for a type of cancer that kills in less than 12 months after treatment.

    And if you must accuse someone, at the very least, you should have some credibility. What credibility does a Sharif have ?

    The real threat in next elections from Imran Khan’s party is to PML(N) and they know that. That’s why the “Shareefs” let loose their attacks. The charge sheet against Khawajas masters would require too much space for this newspaper. Do you wish me to disclose how Shareef’s helicopter of 1990s was imported using REDCO as a front ? That should be enough to disqualify Shareef for life on tax evasion.Recommend

  • Aug 1, 2012 - 8:15PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi,

    Still selling the same old munjan of baseless allegations against the Hero of Pakistan? Learn a lesson from Hanif Abbai’s fate, now Khawaja is next and you my friend have been exposed!

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  • Ali
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:17PM

    Khawaja you are done! your political career is over!

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  • Khurem
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:18PM

    Why Imran khan is collecting donation
    The people of pti are insane

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  • bilal
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:19PM

    khowaja asif you and your party has ruined our motherland name in front of everyone. Imran khan is our only hope. Long live PTI

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  • Samson Simon Sharaf
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:27PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi: Why only me? why not the people of Pakistan?

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  • sadia
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:27PM

    Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif want shaukat khanam to fail and pakistani cancer patients to die.

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  • Pakistani
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:38PM

    Finally the cat is outta bag.. shame on IK

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  • MA
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:42PM

    I remember K Asif on a private television show a while back. He accused IK for keeping anonymous property during his career. K Asif alleged that IK came to N Sharif, (who was the PM back then) after winning the world cup and asked for a piece of land for his personal use and when N Sharif asked him who’s name should we register it to IK asked him to keep it anonymous. K Asif challenged IK to prove his innocence but what kept me amused throughout the show was that he was not only accusing IK for land corruption but also his own party leader Nawaz Sharif for abusing his power. On the other note a banker by profession, he cannot even read a balance sheet properly, exhibits the calibre of people PML-N is infested with.Recommend

  • PhD_Norway
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:43PM

    It is very calculated attempt by Khawaja Asif to put doubts in people mind in Month of Ramadan to stop Zakat for SMCH.

    an other nail in the PMLN coffin

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  • Syed Shah
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:52PM

    It is possible they lost. No wonder. The whole world lost in such investments. Now these N guys are dramatising. Qaum ka paisa what rubbish? Nawaz has billions, from where they got billions of dollars.

    There is no substance in these allegations. Sometimes you lose in such investments. Had it soared like it happened with Pew Foundation that was a small charity once, they got lucky and are a billion dollar charity now, what then? The timing of this investment was bad luck if the things are as these allegators are showing. If they wait it will recover.

    At best It may be called a bad investment decision certainly not corruption a la Sharif Brothers and the N league guys. They have a lot to account for. I wouldn’t hold this against Imran.Recommend

  • Syed Shah
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:53PM

    It is possible they lost. No wonder. The whole world lost in such investments. Now these N guys are dramatising. Qaum ka paisa what rubbish? Nawaz has billions, from where they got billions of dollars.
    There is no substance in these allegations. Sometimes you lose in such investments. Had it soared like it happened with Pew Foundation that was a small charity once, they got lucky and are a billion dollar charity now, what then? The timing of this investment was bad luck if the things are as these allegators are showing. If they wait it will recover.
    At best It may be called a bad investment decision certainly not corruption a la Sharif Brothers and the N league guys. They have a lot to account for. I wouldn’t hold this against Imran.Recommend

  • Mr Ali
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:54PM

    @Mohd Butt: Dear PTI members are not ashamed. We are proud of SKMH and IK. He never cheated and never been involved in corruption.

    Why don’t you ask Asif to go to Court and ask for SKMH audit and also ask for all those allegations. Why press conference, why not directly application is submitted to court.

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  • rasheed
    Aug 1, 2012 - 8:55PM

    Imran Khan gives lessons on morality days and night that everyone should bring his money to Pakistan.

    Now why his own SKMH is investing abroad and not in Pakistan?

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  • Mansoor
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:12PM

    Shame on you Khawaja Asif. What you have done is really low even for you!

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  • Mohd Butt
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:19PM

    @Mr Ali:
    This money is collected on the name of Allah, for the people from the people. No right to invest on the speculative business adventure, kindly read the news attachment, and watch you tube, and be judge by yourself. He did not tell people that this charity will be invested in business, he cheated the trust of people, he must pay all the lose from his pocket, personal money, get out of the hospital management, governament should take over it to manage it. He do politic on the name of charity. Very shameless act he do.

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  • Abrar
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:22PM

    Pity on PML N … they cant even digest a world class cancer related hospital working in Pakistan .. shame .. shame … shame

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  • A J KHAN
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:23PM

    Kh Asif is no man.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:24PM

    TSUNAMI !

    Noon, plz don’t sloughter PTI before Bakreed .Recommend

  • Sandip
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:29PM

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Now just watch the real face of all the crusaders against graft come out. This is just the beginning. Add to this the support provided by the forgettable Pasha, all the folks gathered around him in the last few months and the real face doesn’t seem all that handsome any more.

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  • Ahsan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:39PM

    May Allah keep u safe from Cancer, Mr Khuwaja….but u never know.

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  • MUHAMMAD SOHAIL
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:40PM

    Shame on you Khawaja Asif

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  • dina
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:47PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    i wonder why you are so hell bent on trying to validate Khwaja asif’s (yet unsubstantiated ) accusations? What’s it to do with you? Are you actually saying that PMLN’s ‘leaders’ are as white as snow and that Imran is a black sheep? You’ve got to be kidding, man! Maybe you know khwaja asif so closely that you are so sure that ”he cannot be wrong”. Nobody in this world is all black or all white. One must rise above one’s own baser nature and choose the person who you know in your heart of hearts, is sincere and truthful to this blighted country: Pakistan!

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  • Truth Detector
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:49PM

    I trust IK even more now. I just paid my annual zakat to SKMT… I urge everyone to do so irrespective of political affiliations.

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  • Dr Majid
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:53PM

    PML-N party is in real panic and their allegations will strengthen peoples resolve for change.Recommend

  • Mohd Butt
    Aug 1, 2012 - 9:57PM

    @M Sheikh:
    Medical bills were paid from the charity of pakistanis not from IK pocket, you must be thanksfull to Allah and people of pakistan, the hospital help people like you to collect more money from people, you are used as showcase. Otherwise they are doing business with charity money. Collected on the name of Allah but doing business. Shame, shame,

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  • sabi
    Aug 1, 2012 - 10:03PM

    Imran khan has passed his prime in politics.That’s it! He is now more or less EXTRA in pakistan politicle stage.Sorry youth.

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  • Shahid
    Aug 1, 2012 - 10:09PM

    Guys! i am so happy reading your comments. Shame to Khwaja ..Recommend

  • Aslam Khan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 10:27PM

    So Mr. Clean isnt that clean indeed!

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  • Aug 1, 2012 - 10:38PM

    SIR i only say my father is in police and he worked with sehbaz sharif as when he was a CM during kargil war my father said to me once we went at the top of the kargil hill with helicopter and there were dead boides of our soldiers because they cutoff the weapon suply at the kargill hill and indian soldier attacked at us and sehbaz shrif was saying these are soldiers of india who cam in our teritory.what they are talking about imran khan he is great man.i can tell you more things but ……..

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  • Ozan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 10:42PM

    Can somebody please teach them that all over the world endowment funds are invested in real estates and other financial assets to generate a steady stream of income for organisations like SKMH and universities. An other shameless attempt from PML(N).Recommend

  • Nasir Mahmood
    Aug 1, 2012 - 11:18PM

    Khawja Asif, by dragging national humanitarian institute into politics, you lost the credibility amongst the people.

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  • Ex-PPP
    Aug 1, 2012 - 11:22PM

    The comments in this article are a big disappointment to the left-wing extremists and enemies of Pakistan. Kadam badhao Imran Khan ham tumharey saath hain!Recommend

  • Syed Shah
    Aug 2, 2012 - 12:10AM

    Khaja Asif press conference has been done wiht ulterior motives. They did in Ramzan so that people should not give zakat and fithra to his organisations. Shame on the N leaguies. With a false allegation they are trying to hit under the belt. Me no great supporter of Imran will now urge all to gve money for charity to him from today onward.

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  • Waqas Ahmed
    Aug 2, 2012 - 12:17AM

    Shame on PML-N; Khawaja Asif did not share the entire story from financial note as it would have favored IK & SKMCH creditability. According to the note the land came as capital contribution from one of share holder namely Shiekh Salim. The dent in value of land had been adjusted through reduction in capital share of Shiekh Salim. The note 11.4 from SKMCH financial report says

    “The land represents capital contribution in kind by one of HBG Group’s shareholders, Sheikh Salim Al Mashani (‘the shareholder’)……the realizable value of the plot of land at December 31, 2010 ……..and noted a decline in the value of the plot of land by USD 18.256 million, which is to be adjusted through reduction of capital contributed by the shareholder by virtue of an agreement with him…….”

    For details, the report is available @ http://www.shaukatkhanum.org.pk/images/skm_img/downloads/Audits/financial10.pdf

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  • Pashtun voice
    Aug 2, 2012 - 1:26AM

    So the money I donated to Shaukat Khanum is sitting in Dubai?

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  • Akram Virk
    Aug 2, 2012 - 2:00AM

    What a cheap and non sense blame on opponents. PMl-N needs to reply, where is the looted money via “Qaraz Utaro Mulk Sunwaro” by Nawaz Sharif. My second question is regarding Foreign Currency Accounts of Overseas Pakistanis, which were frozen by Nawaz sharif after Atomic Explosion in 1998. They transferred all Foreign currency to their foreign Accounts . More over the Foreign Currency Account Holders were forced to accept 40 Rupees Against each US Dollar where as the open market rate was 66 rupees per dollar. Who earned that Haram Money was the Ruling Party called PML and Nawaz was the Prime minister. These thieves have all their property out of Pakistan. They blame others but forget their own Character.
    It seems comments against PML-N are not published. Why? Allah will ask these supporters for supporting these corrupt elements of Pakistan

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  • burhan
    Aug 2, 2012 - 2:10AM

    @Dr Akmal:
    Dr. sb u might b very experienced and hve been seeing IMRAN KHAN for giving such comments but out of political ground,but we have been watching PML N doing corruption and putting such false allegation on OTHER from many years… every party has been exposed to the people.. PML N IS WRONG

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  • waleed
    Aug 2, 2012 - 2:15AM

    Imran is not as clear as he and his followers portray him

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  • waleed
    Aug 2, 2012 - 2:18AM

    PTI has become a bunch of thugs and shady characters. needs a massive surgery to bring it in its true shape

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  • Shehryar
    Aug 2, 2012 - 3:11AM

    And what exactly has this khwaja character or the n-league done for the people might I ask? Shame on you for trying to malign one of the few institutions in Pakistan that is truly helping the common man. ask those who have received treatment there. Taking such cheap pot shots might bring you a few supporters in the short run. But in the long run people are going to realise how petty these people are and how apart from politicking they are not interested in changing the future of this country.
    So keep going Imran we are with you for we know better and want to be masters of our own destiny.

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  • Mohd Butt
    Aug 2, 2012 - 3:25AM

    @sohail:
    Lies are unlimited, for sure you can have a lot of them in your stock, only stupid imagination is required to lie, so keep saying but who believe you or your stories?

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  • usman
    Aug 2, 2012 - 4:07AM

    pathetic mentality of noon leagueRecommend

  • sabi
    Aug 2, 2012 - 4:21AM

    Khawja Asif is one of the few politicians I like most for his great courage and skill to speak against anti democratik forces including generals.His speech against army generals on the flour of national assembly is worth seeing.Bravo KA.Recommend

  • D
    Aug 2, 2012 - 4:43AM

    Khwaja Asif can go to any limit to make Nawaz happy- he is a sick man

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  • Sehr
    Aug 2, 2012 - 4:49AM

    This is unbelievable!… I want my zakat money back please! MR imran khan!! I don’t care what PML or anyone else is saying. all I know is IM admitted he used our money to invest somewhere, for which he or anyone else appointed by him, didn’t have my permission. so guys please! there is no two ways in this. I don’t follow anyone blindly.
    shocked!!

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  • SM
    Aug 2, 2012 - 6:47AM

    There was never any doubt about credentials of a cricket playboy character called Imran Khan.

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  • Mohd Butt
    Aug 2, 2012 - 7:19AM

    @Pashtun voice:
    Not in Dubai, your money of charity went offshore account, then came Dubai and went Oman to get lost, all with the trust of imran khan, it is in the balance sheet, they were praying this long no one notice, but Allah on who name you give, disclosed to the people like you, that you had been cheated. You should demand that he pay back to hospital 211 million rupees from him personal money.

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  • Imran
    Aug 2, 2012 - 8:17AM

    Khawaja Asif, You and your other leaguess are a disgrace to the nation. Shame on you.

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  • pakistani
    Aug 2, 2012 - 8:27AM

    such a cheap shot by such an incompetent bunch of people. instead of looking at the dictionary for what an endowment fun means, they try to seize the opportunity to malign a very well reputed charity

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  • Ch. Ghafoor Islam
    Aug 2, 2012 - 10:00AM

    PTI should face the reality. I gave zakat to Shoukat Khanum Hospital many times. But I shall never donate even a penny for this hospital in future. This hospital is being run by corrupt people.

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  • bilal
    Aug 2, 2012 - 10:01AM

    I think Khawaja Asif does not know exact problem of nation,he is such a foolish.No one believe on his assumption,PML (N), fired 200 Billion Rupee on “Sasti Roti” and handsome amount on Laptops, if they are sincere to country they use this amount for power production and help the nation, Now at election year they shoves the Imran reputationRecommend

  • Shaheer Malik
    Aug 2, 2012 - 10:08AM

    I will pay my whole salary to Shaukat Khanun this month. Khawaja Asif is a servant Nawaz Sharif and speaking the lanugage of this master.Recommend

  • Iram
    Aug 2, 2012 - 10:37AM

    Salman Shahbaz arrogantly broke this news in an program that we donated millions to SKH. whenever there is shortage of funds SKH management approached my dad Shahbaz and on his instruction i rushed to give donation to SKH. What a contradiction.

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  • Alimuddin
    Aug 2, 2012 - 10:53AM

    The problem with PTI and its supporters is that they would jump to defend everything. Just for the record, I searched about this, and found out that a blog named LUBP had written about the investments abroad by SKMT ie the one in Oman and to funds abroad in 2011.

    http://criticalppp.com/archives/48474
    http://criticalppp.com/archives/48788
    http://criticalppp.com/archives/61789

    Just like comments here, these guys were hounded too with counter questions!

    Only issue I feel with IK is that what he says and what he does is just not in sync!

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  • Concerned Citizen
    Aug 2, 2012 - 11:01AM

    It is truly amazing in what frame of mind are before giving such press conferences. In 2010, audited reports of the hospital all these investments are mentioned. Do I need to say more, in 2010 and we are in 2012 that they are point out to. He should look are the personal wealth accumulated by PML-N leaders all over the world which everyone knows about but does nothing about it. None the less let us be positive and work towards a change in Pakistani political climate and vote like Imran to come and lead us to a better future.

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  • Tush
    Aug 2, 2012 - 1:11PM

    The day PTI supporters start saying ‘look who is talking’ is the day they have lost the argument. All PTI members on TV yesterday were saying the same thing…..looks like the PTI camp is scared.

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  • salman
    Aug 2, 2012 - 5:13PM

    Unfortunately for Khawja and Co, these tactics can only increase the popularity and credibility of IK .

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 2, 2012 - 8:59PM

    Jakayt and khairat is an out dated practice which is being practiced to make a person begger .Recommend

  • FN
    Aug 3, 2012 - 7:23AM

    Maybe I’m missing the point here. Why is everyone making a big deal out of it?

    Endowment funds (and pension funds etc) all over the world invest their money. Imran Khan did not personally stand to benefit one bit if the “risky” investments paid off. How is it a question mark on his credibility? It was just a bad investment decision made by the trustees. Also, hindsight is 20/20. In retrospect, we can all say it was a bad investment. But, apart from a few financial geniuses (read “The Big Short”, Micheal Lewis) nobody saw the collapse of house market at that time. Major investment banks in the US who have been making investments for over a hundred years, did not see it coming. In fact, a lot of mortgage backed securities (housing bonds) were rated AAA (the highest rating) by the rating agencies. AIG had been offering insurance on these bonds as they calculated that the risk was of a crash was minimal. In the Middle East, a lot of Pakistanis were investing in real estate. Dubai’s government was also investing in real estate. A lot of these bonds ended up going to zero. Also, according to IK, the company that invested had guaranteed them that they won’t suffer any losses (I’m not sure what the worth of that guarantee is though). The point I’m trying to make is, that the investments seemed pretty safe at the time, according to their risk rating, conventional wisdom and market sentiment.

    Regarding offshore companies, they can be used to legally avoid tax on the proceeds of the endowment fund’s investments. Just the presence of an offshore company does not imply wrong doing.

    The only valid criticism I see is the obvious conflict of interest of Mr. Imtiaz Haideri being a member of the board and CEO of the investment company. SKMH’s CEO stated that Mr Haideri’s position as CEO and a member of the board were stated on the website. However, it still remains a conflict of interest even if it was published on the website. Again, although it raises suspicions, it in itself does not prove any wrong doing as investments could still have been made in good faith.Recommend

  • Aug 3, 2012 - 2:00PM

    Imran Khan politics revolves around SHAUKAT KHANUM HOSPITAL. This is one GOOD he is using as a COVERUP for his past IMMORAL and future IMMORAL endeavours. The donations were used for INVESTMENTS which carry a RISK FACTOR and now MONEY is lost and IMRAN KHAN is responsible and therefore that MONEY must be recovered from IMRAN KHAN and all his ASSETS must be FROZEN and the COURT must recover that MONEY lost and give to SHAUKAT KHANUM HOSPITALRecommend

  • Aug 3, 2012 - 3:28PM

    PTI does not know that there is no difference in ZAKAT and DONATION, Muslims give ZAKAT and non MUSLIMS give donations and there is no difference as in both cases it was meant for SHAUKAT KHANUM HOSPITAL but in the case of OVERSEAS DONATIONS they never reached SHAUKAT KHANUM HOSPITAL but were routed towards INVESTMENTS which carry a RISK FACTOR and the INVESTMENTS were LOST deliberately as FUND MANAGERS were picked by IMRAN KHAN to cheat. Whatever amount is collected in the name of SHAUKAT KHANUM HOSPITAL must be credited in its account in PAKISTAN and any ENDOWMENT FUND must also be setup iin PAKISTAN and not OVERSEAS. The COURT must take SUMOTO action and make sure that all DONATIONS overseas reach PAKISTAN and credited to SHAUKAT KHANUM and in the meantime all assets of IMRAN KHAN must be FROZEN and the damage done to SHAUKAT KHANUM must be recovered from him. PML-N has done the a favour to SHAUKAT KHANUM and the poor and needy patients to get and recover the FUNDS meant for them.Recommend

  • Aug 3, 2012 - 8:05PM

    If we set aside the allegations of PML-N and study the PTI version then they have themselves admitted that OVERSEAS DONATIONS have been squandered and MISDIRECTED to INVESTMENTS rather than to SHAUKAT KHANUM and the money never reached the HOSPITAL for the BENEFIT of the POOR and NEEDY patients. PML-N is correct to address this misdeed of PTI and has the right to demand that the money be credited to SHAUKAT KHANUM HOSPITAL. However LOSSES incurred in INVESTMENTS which always involve RISK FACTORS must be recovered from IMRAN KHAN and his ASSETS must be FROZEN till the JUDGEMENT of this MISAPPROPRIATION of OVERSEAS DONATIONS.

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  • Aug 3, 2012 - 8:13PM

    @salman:
    Overseas donations never reached Pakistan and were not credited to SKMH but were INVESTED so it will not show in any AUDIT report.
    IMRAN KHAN is a politician and PTI is taking all the advantage of SKMH so AUDIT that first. IMRAN KHAN must separate PTI from SKMH otherwise funds for SKMH will end up for PTI

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  • Aug 3, 2012 - 9:12PM

    Imran Khan is Chairman of PTI and also Chairman of SKMH Board of Governors and this is conflict of INTEREST and against the ETHICS. Either he is LOYAL to PTI or SKMH. Now it seems that he is more LOYAL to PTI and now squandering and misusing the OVERSEAS DONATIONS and misdirecting them towards RISKY INVESTMENTS even before they are credited to SKMH.
    SKMH is a non-profit legal entity established under the laws of Pakistan and cannot setup any ENDOWMENT FUND abroad. Overseas donations meant for SKMH have now VANISHED under the cover of INVESTMENTS and the BOARD of GOVERNORS know nothing about it as IMRAN KHAN as CHAIRMAN made all the decisions by himself in the vested interests of PTI.
    IMRAN KHAN must immediately resign as Chairman of SKMH Board of Governors or as Chairman of PTI if he is that HONEST otherwise HISTORY will write and rewrite IMRAN KHAN as the BIGGEST CHEATER to CHEAT SKMH.

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  • Samar
    Aug 14, 2012 - 7:09AM

    @ adnan siddiqi.. dude spot on! was feeling the same for so long. be my guru please!

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  • Syed Muhammad Iqbal
    Aug 17, 2012 - 10:29AM

    To disapprove Khowaja Asif false allegation that SKMH funds have been invested in construction company in Gulf and the hospital has lost millions in the deal. But in the same time SKMH authorities have mentaioned that they have a “Gurantee Letter” from that construction company clearly mentioned that this invesment is secure and guranteed.

    Will some one provide that “Gurantee Letter” for our supporters and donors to give shut-up call people like Khowaja Asif and company.

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