'Imran Khan evaded tax all his life, talks of ending corruption in 90 days'

Chaudhry Nisar says Imran Khan should first look at himself before hurling accusations at others.

Ema Anis August 09, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan responded to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s allegations on Thursday during a press conference in Islamabad. Hurling another set of allegations, Chaudhry Nisar questioned how a person who evaded tax all his life can talk of ending corruption within 90 days.

“At the time when his house was being constructed, there was no mention of where the money was coming from in his tax returns. I am presenting documents regarding a person who did tax evasion for 30 years and did money laundering,” said Chaudhry Nisar, and added that Khan has no livelihood but has international bank accounts.

“When alleging others, he should at least look at himself first. We don’t claim to be angels. Yes, we did some mistakes in the past. But he claims to be an angel. He says he can end tax evasion within 90 days when he himself has evaded tax all his life.”

Clearing Nawaz Sharif

Clearing allegations against Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar said that his flats in Mayfair were not hidden from anyone and they were bought on loans. “It has been almost 20 years since the flats were bought, but the loans have still not been paid back. It is not something unusual, it is on record.”

Chaudhry Nisar added that all of this is mentioned in the tax returns of Hassan Sharif which also tells where the money came from.

“He [Khan] makes tall claims over here. Why doesn’t he go to the courts over there [London] and say that the flats were bought via money laundering or through wrong means?”

He added that the business is being done by Nawaz Sharif’s children, so they will come and clarify the allegations. “You should also stop hiding behind Shaukat Khanum and respond to the documents I have produced.”


Chaudhry Nisar claimed that the agenda of Khan is similar to that of Interior Minister Rehman Malik and President Asif Ali Zardari. “You brought Raymond Baker’s book in your press conference… In that same book, the most number of allegations are against Asif Zardari. But you don’t see anything against him, you didn’t bring them to the people.”

He added that in the same book, there were several accusations against army generals but Khan did not expose them either.

“You should have been obliged to mention the truth. The allegations in the book, with a footnote, are attributed to an interview of Rehman Malik.

“All eleven accusations you posed are the same as those posed by Rehman Malik when Benazir Bhutto was in power. Some were made into cases, rest are all baseless accusations.”


imran | 11 years ago | Reply

@Wahab Khan Afridi: afrifi bro !!!! they r electoral alliance and nothin else pti has not merged into ji and awami tarikh .. and when it comes to army then i guess the army is made up of pakistanis and they r humans and they also have needs ... they also see the corruption goin on by two parties.... i guess imran khan is a good leader with genuinly nice intentions ... if he hadnt had the good intentions for pakistan then he wudnt hav built cancer hospital and namal university and also now he is building a new cancer hospital in kpk which inshallah will b build sooonn inshallah... and as a leader he will deliver inshallah...

Mohd Butt | 11 years ago | Reply

@imran: Dear Imran, this is not the case, we comment on what we believe, and I am sure this is the case with you also? Look at new failed attempts of alliance with sheikh Rasheed, IK is not true leader to be trusted for our / your future. Where are his children, both boys and girl, what nationality they have, what religion they have, and he criticize others when he is more dirty than any one else in the field. Love you all who are intrested in change but you are on the PTI side which is wrong side, just evaluate your future if this is the way, it leads to zerdari for next 5 years.

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