PTI chief Imran Khan. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday claimed that his hospital, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre was being audited regularly and allegations leveled by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were baseless, DawnNews reported.

Earlier today, Khawaja Asif, leader of the PML-N accused Khan of gambling 12.5 million dollars in the real-estate abroad.

Asif, while addressing a press conference in Islamabad, had handed out hard copies of “evidence” against Khan’s investments.

Responding to these accusation, Khan said “Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital is not my personal hospital; 75 per cent of the patients here are poor Pakistanis.”

By defaming the hospital, Asif has caused trouble for many poor Pakistanis who receive free treatment at the hospital, Khan said.

“It is the only free cancer hospital in the country and the PML-N should have thought before doing such thing,” he added.

The PTI Chief claimed that the PML-N has started blame game at this time of the year because it was Ramazan and the hospital receives hefty donations during this month.

Khan said “In 1997, the PML-N created similar doubts and donations stopped coming in and I had to tour all over the world for fundraising for the hospital,” he said.

He said that 65 per cent of the funds for the hospital are collected from Pakistan and the rest from other countries.

Overseas Pakistanis contribute to the hospital donation  in an account which is managed by the hospital management by creating an endowment fund, Khan said.

He said that the PML-N can harm Pakistan to any extent just to come to power.

The PTI Chief said that he had filed a case against PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi which was in process in the courts.

He claimed that the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif and his family possess billions of rupees in foreign banks and Sharif himself was involved in money laundering.

Khan challenged “If I am wrong, then Sharif should take me to the courts… I will take him to the court for false allegations against Shaukat Khanum hospital.”

 

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Raj
August 1, 2012 4:15 pm
Even if the charges are true, $12 million are peanuts compared to the illegal wealth accumulated by Pakistani politicians.
iqbal poemwala
August 1, 2012 4:08 pm
congrats to PML - N for exposing this semi western confused fraud imran
lalajeee
August 2, 2012 11:17 am
Imran we are with you. You are the only hope for Pakistan.
saqib
August 2, 2012 11:17 am
Cheap politics by Khawaja Asif. What troubles Pakistan more, is not financial crisis, it is the moral crisis. I have been to Shaukat Khanum, I have seen people being treated there, and I understand that it is a great welfare project for the society of Pakistan.
Ahmad
August 1, 2012 4:04 pm
sharifs are sick & corrupt. why their children are in london. why do the sharifs have property abroad? why don't people ask those questions?
Noor
August 1, 2012 3:55 pm
Khan we are with you, only these cowards can go to this extent.....
Mateen
August 1, 2012 3:55 pm
How come it will effect poor Pakistanis? SKMH makes 2 billions rupees profit per year. if Imran khan keeps playing with SKMH profit, how wud it effect poor ppl? Imran at one end continues beating the drum that politicians shud bring their foreign assets into Pakistan, but himself takes SKMH money out to invest...!!!
innohunter
August 1, 2012 4:00 pm
Please Imran Khan, Sue PMLN for $500 million dollars for false defamation charges.
Honest Belief
August 1, 2012 4:00 pm
There are so many cases against the Shariffs for not paying their debts, since whenever they come in power, they force Banks and NAB, specially Govt. Banks to write-off their loans. Our justice system is truly blind when on one hand they go after Zardari for his debts and on the other hand close their eyes to the debts of the Shariffs family. All the assets of Zardari and Shariff family should be seized to pay all debts. Wake-up Mr. Chief Justice.
Gerry D'Cunha
August 2, 2012 10:46 am
Dirty Politics of PML-N ( Hypocrites). You talk of 'Islamic Values' - shame on you and your party. You have already lost the 'votes' of the people and cut your own legs.
Saeed
August 1, 2012 4:16 pm
Sharifs should be ashamed of themselves. After looting the country of millions they are trying to deprive the poor of the only faculty that is in the country for them. Shame on you, if you have anything against Imran or SKMH please go to court instead of trying to score cheap points. Shameless immoral politicians of this country have brought nothing but ruin. Declare your assets both in the country and outside. Ishaque Dar should tell the people of his investments in Dubai, the buildings he owns in partnership with Indian Omani developers. Where did he get this money. ? How did he build his mansion in the luxury Emirates Hill, where each villa is valued at over 20million USD. Shame on you Sharifs and the rest of the PML cabal. Musharraf should have given you the ultimate punishment instead of letting you o weeping and begging for forgiveness.
salman ahmed
August 2, 2012 11:23 am
I guess facts and the truth does not matter
ashwani dogra
August 1, 2012 4:50 pm
Although obviously we are not in possession of full facts, my sympathies are with Imran. He built this hospital without accepting any handouts from PPP or PML as it was then, despite many overtures from Benazir et al. He even stood aloof from Musharaff As he rightly says, the biggest prospective losers are the poor. This is surely 'gutter politics' at their worst?
IAK
August 2, 2012 11:19 am
SHOULD HAVE SPARED THE HOLY MONTH...ACQUISITIONS ARE EASY TO BE LEVIED ;;; SHOULD DO SOMETHING FOR THE POOR . MAY ALLAH HAVE MERCY ON US .. AMEEN !!!
Ali Hamid
August 1, 2012 4:24 pm
We will support Imran khan by heart and soul. We trust him and standby him in all circumstances. Imran only hope for Pakistan. Shame for those who malign sacred institutions for political means. Shame!!
mkazam
August 1, 2012 4:36 pm
Khan sahib , you have invested the money abroad or not.?? this is to be clarified by you/ sir
Najeeb
August 2, 2012 11:19 am
HATAK - a - IZZAT law in Pakistan is very very poor. It takes ages to prove/convict anyone. I think Shaukat Khanum will go in the court but I don't think it will get verdict for another 10+ years.
Gulsher
August 1, 2012 4:33 pm
KHAN is right. PMLN should not play politics with a humanitarian issue
Kamran Ahmed
August 2, 2012 10:10 am
"No one trust him!" you made me laugh dear jasus. :-)))
malik
August 2, 2012 9:52 am
i will double the donation which i gave last year god bless u imran and shame on nun league
Jafri676
August 1, 2012 4:47 pm
Here comes the dirty politics of Pakistan....May God save us from these corrupt and incompetent people (I am talking about PML N)
saud
August 3, 2012 11:51 am
These PML-N people have no shame! Donations collected Abroad for Shaukat Khanum hospital are collected towards an Endowment fund, NOT as Zakat. N Endowment funds can legally be invested in non risky ventures (property, etc.) to generate revenue which is then used by the charity/hospital. Most leading charities & non-profits use endowment funds exactly the same way e.g. John Hopkins, Agha Khan Hospital. This year Shukat Khanum's endowment fund (invested in property) suffered a loss since globally property prices declined due to the recession. Plus Shaukat Khanum's financials are annually audited by Fergusons, the country's leading audit firm. So there no question of corruption. The PML-N will do anything for power, even sell their own mothers!
hjk
August 2, 2012 2:33 pm
I'm not into politics AT ALL, but it seems PML has shot itself in the HEAD... LOL!
None But Truth
August 1, 2012 4:28 pm
Imran Khan (IK) spares no time accusing others for corruption. Why does not he go to courts against Sharifs and Zardari if he has proofs. Whenever other people aaccuse IK or his party people for corruption, IK will always advice his opponents to go to court; fair enough! My question is why does not himself go to court against his political opponents? IK feels comfortable to accuse opponents in public, TV, everywhere but not in courts. Khan sahib, this double standard is not acceptable.
Malcolm Michael
August 1, 2012 4:25 pm
WHAT A SHAME THAT PML-N SPEAKING ON AN HONOURABLE AND DEDICATED FREE TREATMENT CARRIED OUT BY IMRAN KHAN. WHAT IS FREE BEING OFFERED DAY AND NIGHT BY PML-N OTHER THAN A MEAGRE LAP TOP ONE TIME. NO COMPARISON. I AM SURE THEY ARE NOT GIVING FREE SUGAR DURING RAMADAN.
Omar
August 2, 2012 9:55 am
I agree. I donate money to SKMT for treatment of poor not for investment in real estate. If the money was used to purchase land for another hospital I would have no objection but for investment in real estate this is shameful!
Usman
August 1, 2012 4:12 pm
Dont worry about these crroks Imran khan... we are with you!
Shabut
August 2, 2012 10:51 am
He has a country to worry about. It's not like PML N and the PPP who are wasting time in the courts for personal gains.
I A K
August 2, 2012 10:58 am
SHOULD HAVE SPARED THE HOLY MONTH ;;; ASIF'S SHEEPISH ALLEGATIONS, ON BEHEST OF SHARIFFS, SEEMS BASELESS...ALLAH ,THE ALMIGHTY ,IS SEEING ALL THIS...MAY ALLAH BLESS THE ENDEAVORS OF ALL THOSE HELPING THE POOR AND DESTITUTES....AMEEN!!!
Noman
August 2, 2012 3:50 pm
SKM was not built by politicians, it was built by common people (We ran the campaign, donated our lunch money, sold donation tickets etc.). Accusations are baseless, every organization makes good and bad financial decisions but the important thing is the right intention along with a process that is transparent/audited and readily available for scrutiny. We help build this institution in the past and we will help it in its time of need. Let’s beat this smear campaign together and start a “DOUBLE DONATION” Campaign. If you were thinking of donating 10 lets donate 20. After all this is a month of blessing. We have done this in the past and we can do it again. “DOUBLE DONATION for SKM” http://www.shaukatkhanum.org.pk/how-to-help.html
Muneeeb
August 2, 2012 3:52 pm
I am sending my Zakat for this year to Shukat Khanum (as I have done for the previous 5 years). My Zakat is an investment for the Hereafter and I feel that very few NGOs are as transparent as Shukat Khanum. PML(N) is descending to a level that is even LOW for them, as they the saying goes," Desperate times calls for desperate measures and PML(N) has thrown the kitchen sink at Shukat khanum, too bad, as I read the comments from the majority of folks that this act of desperation may hurt PML(N) in the long run for the sake of my Pakistani brethren I hope that PML(N) never regains power.
sher khan
August 2, 2012 11:03 am
i trust him
Asim
August 2, 2012 11:20 am
PML-N please grow up ! There is a lot to be sorted out in this country than only playing allegations against each other, this poor nation is hoping something out of PML-N and PTI. Disappointed !
stoneheart
August 2, 2012 10:06 am
MQM speaking
Khawar Khyam
August 2, 2012 9:37 am
These kinds of statements are called low blows. When some one is about to loose the battle, Then they take these kind of shots. I personally trust Imran Khan as a clean politician in Pakistan. The gentleman who played with a fractured leg against India for his country cannot do this. All these kind of things are creations of dirty mentality of N-League.
Saqib
August 2, 2012 3:44 pm
'No one trusts him'?? You must indeed be living in a cave...
umer
August 2, 2012 3:05 pm
I will vote for ..IMRAN KHAN
Sajjad
August 2, 2012 4:02 pm
As a reaction , i will donate to the hospital this year.
Noman
August 2, 2012 4:04 pm
Thank-you for being a contributor for SKMCH but what document do you need. Every organization makes good and bad financial decisions based on their better judgement same things apply here.. What we need to look into is that nothing is hidden, every thing is documented and audited by a third party. The decision to invest was made by a committee of experts and must have been a good one at the time of investment. Now with the downfall of the world economics , most of the investments are losing money, developed countries are on the verge of bankruptcies. Please look at the intentions and transparency of the process not at the result on the investments. I don't work for SKMCH neither am I a PTI supporter, just and ordinary contributor as you are.
Pakistani
August 2, 2012 3:15 pm
Agree with your statement: "Musharraf should have given you the ultimate punishment instead of letting you o weeping and begging for forgiveness." PML-N are TRAITORS of Pakistan and Pakistanis . And the punishment of a traitor is .... (we all know).
SHEHZAD
August 2, 2012 11:34 am
I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST IK... BUT ONE THINK I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND AS TO WHY HE IS AFTER PML N... WHY CANT HE SAY ANY THINK AGAINST PPP.... FOR ME HE IS ONLY TARGETING PML N. HIS TSUNAMI IS ONLY FOR PUNJAB....
salman ahmed
August 2, 2012 11:27 am
I agree with Syed - sad that they can't see anyone doing good for people.....very sad
salman ahmed
August 2, 2012 11:25 am
i trust him too
salman ahmed
August 2, 2012 11:25 am
Asif ... well replied
salman ahmed
August 2, 2012 11:22 am
you deserve whatever you get with such an approach.
salman ahmed
August 2, 2012 11:22 am
what drivel - lets not confuse matters with facts approach!
Omar
August 2, 2012 10:50 am
Imran I will quadruple my donations. You carry on with the election work. Shaukat Khanuum Hospital is a something no one in this country could develop.
usman akbar
August 2, 2012 10:24 am
the best reaction to this is GIVE MORE DONATION TO SHAUKAT KHANAM
shakir92
August 2, 2012 10:23 am
slam to all. i think PMLN has tried to convert Imran attention to uninnovative purpose. Imran is performing well . All youth love and like him. he just needs to keep it up and not to listen such these petty allegations. thanks
Sufyan
August 2, 2012 10:19 am
PMNL meeting the expectation another time, another disappoting act, proving that they can go beyond any limit just to defame on person. SKMT is not imran property, as clarified by SKMT CEO imran got no authories and control in endowment fund. Kh Asif you should be ashamed of yourself, you manipulated the facts and used cheap words so that you can mislead the people. PMLN failed miserably, you are providing opportunities to PTI to shine, you are not doing any good to yourself.
Tanya
August 2, 2012 10:14 am
I absolutely agree...bravo...well explained...
a pakistani
August 2, 2012 10:14 am
when poor will get rid of these Jageerdaar, illiterate and family politician?
Babar
August 2, 2012 10:11 am
Babar, I would sggest my fellow country men to give more donations to Shaukat Khanum Hospital.Just to show solidarity with our leader.Imran Khan we are with you................
Guest UK
August 2, 2012 9:59 am
Imran Khan we are with you. Keep going. This corrupt people cannot defame you. You are our hero and only ray of light left in this morally and financially corrupt country. God Bless You.
MJK
August 2, 2012 9:41 am
Nawaz Sharif's character we know already. When pressured by Musharraf, he packed his bag & went into a comfortable exile in Saudi Arabia. He is the legacy of dictator Zia, now talks about democracy !
Asif Haroon
August 2, 2012 10:39 am
When you are indulging in others in corruption, you should also be accountable for your deeds.
Muzaffar
August 2, 2012 10:06 am
do you even know the meaning of corrupt ?.....if not then go find out from Noora
stoneheart
August 2, 2012 10:08 am
and u live in a cave.
Jamshaed Ahmed
August 2, 2012 9:23 am
We are with imran khan... he is the only hope for Pakistan..PML(N) and PPP destroy the country and now they are trying to d-fame Imran but we will not let him down any more!!
Sattar Khalid
August 2, 2012 9:23 am
I am a regular contributor (however small that is) of funds to SKMH and do encourage others to do so as Imran Khan has done a job that many states fail to do. My only advice to Khan sb rather hospital managment is to clarify the confusion caused by Khawaja Asif with the help of some documentary evidence so that the matter gets cleared. Do it sooner than later, please.
Mobashir Ahmad
August 2, 2012 9:29 am
I only hope that all of you do take the trouble of voting on the election day. Actions speak louder than words.
Sanaullah khan
August 2, 2012 9:29 am
I and many of my co-workers will donate today to SKMH first time. Imram is an asset and gift from Allah to us Pakistanis . He can make mistakes as human but he is a true honest Pakistani who is capable of bring our country out of deep waters where these PML-N/PPP/ANP/MQM/jUI etc. have drowned us.
dharm
August 2, 2012 9:25 am
Mr. Sharifs....For God sake, don't play with our poor people.....Even though they have invested in property, we as people don't worry because at least they are giving back to society and getting from society.....like every party including PML(N)..
PTI
August 1, 2012 4:50 pm
Don't worry Imran what you did Sharif Brothers and their next generation will never able to deliver to people of Pakistan People power is with you and this time Shukhat Khanam will get more donation then before
Antion
August 1, 2012 4:55 pm
God bless Imran Khan.
Mirza
August 1, 2012 5:01 pm
People would do anything to stop Imran khan coming into power, this is just another example of PML-N of how low and how desperate they are right now . Imram Khan is the only hope Pakistan have.
Ijaz Ahmad
August 2, 2012 11:06 am
Look at the pattern(timing) of all the negative comments IK received , does it show something??? In cyber world this may be called "Virus Attack" ;)
Nadeem Iqbal
August 2, 2012 11:07 am
Politicians have no regard of the poor , they knew that their statements will hurt the donations but they still made those accusations in "Ramadan" so that people don't give "zakat" to shaukat khanum. they did not care about the poor people. That is typical of these politicians they take actions just for personal gains and don't care about the impact on the public. I will give more zakat to shaukat khanum.
Zain
August 1, 2012 5:05 pm
Yes Sir $20mln is a hell of a loss, poor cancer patients would definitely suffer :(
M. Jawad Irshad
August 1, 2012 5:14 pm
Dishonest politicians (PML-N) are the one who did all kinds of curruption which is very well known. I remember the scheme they started they will free pakistan from debt and collected hefty money "KACHKOLE TOREY GAY!!! ". I also contributed and at the end I lost faith on them. Imran bhai have been working hard he doesnot have any other place than pakistan. He has invested in our country's future. If and only if he gets alot of honnest people around him that can bring out of this Azaab. We will still support you Imran bhaijaan and will continue to contribute. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD .. MAY ALLAH HELP YOU IMRAN BHAIJAAN ......
stoneheart
August 2, 2012 10:06 am
I think Khwaja Asif is wotking for PTI. by making such allegations, he has brought criticism to PML n and sympathies for Imran. Naadan Dost sey Aqalmand Dushman behtar. fits like a glove here.
jasus
August 1, 2012 5:23 pm
Imran Khan is a big liar and cheater! no one trust him
Amir Saeed
August 1, 2012 5:28 pm
Khawaja Asif's and other PML(N) minions' desperation has been showing for a long time. But the depths that he plumbed today fill me with utter repulsion.
iykhan125
August 1, 2012 5:29 pm
This is VERY SAD......The so called 'protector' of our interest and twice elected by our own poor people of Pakistan, is blaming on an organisation that has proved to be FOR Pakistanis!!!! Mr. Sharif, desperation will NOT take you anywhere........ lets come up with genuine and moral reasons to earn some faith for your supporters. You are giving them reasons to doubt your credibility.
Shadu
August 1, 2012 5:31 pm
Acnowledging and responding to a crook's statement amounts to digifying a crook. Why does Imran even bother? . Khawaja Asif is just a small time idiot who does not deserve the time of the day from anyone. The hospital should have been an eye opener to Pakstan. But then, it is Pakistan. What Imran should now do is to move the Hospital across the border to india- now that we can invest there. He would get a lot more respect there
Syed Abrar Najmi
August 2, 2012 9:25 am
It is totaly unjustise to raise as false allegations leveled by PMN (N) just the sake of politcal compaign against PTI. But everyone knows across the country even world Imran khan did great job in the shape of SKCH. We should avoid to blame game because 70 % pacients are being treated in SKCH just free. You can criticise on Imran khan and PTI but for God sack SKH has became now our national institute and we should thanks to Imran that done it for poors.
kamran ali
August 1, 2012 5:34 pm
PML(N) which came into existence by a military dictator is now beating the drum of democracy, due to its uncertain future its leaders have gone mad
nad
August 1, 2012 5:40 pm
The attached documents are not official but just typed so it is not really a proof. BUT, Imran must be more specific in answering the allegations. This is not enough to say that accouts of the Shaukat Audit.
Faiz Khalil
August 1, 2012 5:45 pm
Ofcourse, it will hurt the poor. I know few poor having received free treatment for cancer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital. PML-N is playing with the poor people lives by such political allegations. Mr. Nawa Sharif now a days claim that he has changed and now believe in politics of principles. But his leutenants are allowed to play the same dirty politics that he negates. Why PML-N don't go to the court against any alleged wrongdoings by Khan and help the nation there? This is a pitty way of politics and it will acutally hurt PML-N itself.
Dr. Khawar
August 1, 2012 5:47 pm
PML-N is a Mafia....Khawaja Asif himself is involved in meddling in the affairs of Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, a Government institution established after the name of his own father(which in itself is an irony). He bullies the authorities of that medical college and is involved in ferocious violations of merit in the recruitment processes.
Ali
August 1, 2012 5:49 pm
Khawaja Asif''s comments are disturbing as charitable institutions like Shaukat Khanum hospital receives most of the donations during the holy month of Ramadan which covers the opearting expenses of the hospital. Secondly, the accusations are baseless. Thirdly, Khawaja should be looking into his own "ghirabaan" rather than falsely accusing someone. To remind everyone, Khawaja's father, Khawaja Safdar was the Chairman of Majlis-e-Shoora during Zia regime and he himself is the part of a corrupt ploitical party. Lastly, I am an ordinary citizen and have nothing to do with politics but feel that enough is enough and the public should not remain silent
Sana01
August 1, 2012 5:51 pm
Shame on All PPP and PML(N) leaders. They cant do any constructive work themselves. They target the good things of other leader for there Politics. Good leaders like Imran Khan are rare for Pakistan, he dedicated his life for thishospital after her mother died of horrible cancer. We all have witness how poor and rich stand in the smae line in the reception of SK Cancer hospital. Pls dont deprive the poors of these facities and dont bring your disrty politics in between this.
Khabir Ahmad
August 1, 2012 5:55 pm
No worries, Imran Khan. We will donate even more to this great cause (Skaukat Khanum Hospital) after this baseless campaign by PML-N. We are with your pro-poor projects.
T Khan
August 1, 2012 6:23 pm
Love him or Hate him - vote for him or not - A wide majority of Imran's foe and friends agree on one thing - his handling of cancer hospital's funds are as pure and sweet as breath of the Morning Air! So my message to his political opponents is; that you may defeat him in the elections for lack of political savvy, but you can never get him for sticky fingers.
kamran
August 1, 2012 6:25 pm
imran khan, you are not honest, the common people judge your ambition what you said " Mian shib jaan doo, sadi wari aan doo" , it does reflect that, you want your share in jungle of currption . nawaz, zardari and imran are all are same.
Dr. M.Alamgir
August 1, 2012 6:39 pm
Whatever the case may be. Imran Khan deserves full credit for his hospital that has now become internationally recognised. May Allah Grant him Jannat Hereafter for the service he has been able to deliver to cancer people especially the poor through Shaukat Khan Memorial Hospital.
asfi
August 1, 2012 6:50 pm
We will donate our blood for you Imran. We know Khwaja the joker. Don't worry you will win the elections. Never be afraid to them
Rizwan
August 1, 2012 6:50 pm
I agree with Imran, the sharifs themselves should first look at where they have hid there many in various parts of the world without providing any real benefit to the people Pakistan, atleast Imran Khan has invested his money in Hospitals, Schools and charity , and even if there was money laundering by Khan in some way, it would be nowhere close to what the sharifs have laundered. Pot telling the cat you bottom is black.
Syed
August 1, 2012 7:04 pm
Shame on Nawaz and Zardari! They are the real evil. May Allah bless Mr. Khan.
iykhan125
August 1, 2012 7:11 pm
This is VERY SAD......The so called 'protector' of our interest and twice elected by our own poor people of Pakistan, is blaming on an organisation that has proved to be FOR Pakistanis!!!!
Muhammad Alvi
August 1, 2012 7:14 pm
PML(N) considers Imran Khan as a threat to them in the next election. In order to weaken Imran, Nawaz Sharif and his brother are bringing out allegations against Imran and his Khanum Hospital. Imran was never in power, therefore, no one can talk about his corruption in government. Nawaz, Zardari and others may try to throw mud on Imran Khan, but it will backfire. They should look at their own corruption while in power, and be ashamed of attacking the best-run charity (Khanum Hospital) in Pakistan.
shoukat sheikh
August 1, 2012 7:19 pm
iIhope Sharif family just disappears from the face of the earth. People need to remember when Mr. Sharif while PM ask for dollars donation and pocketed most of the money. Mr. Khan is right. It will hurt poor Pakistanis. I personally know people who received there and are very happy and thankful.
M Khan
August 1, 2012 7:19 pm
Get this Crook Nawaz and his Croonies. They are a stigma. People should donate more to Hospital this year just to show their faith in a free Hospital.
M U Saeed Chaudhry
August 1, 2012 7:23 pm
PML-N is doing cheap politics. If Nawaz Sharif's son buy property in London its called business by PML-N and when it is invested through proper channels by management of Endowment Fund they call it money laundering. It just showed Khawaja Asif can go as low as one can think to malign a noble cause only to gain political advantage. It can hurt poor people in the short run as people may stop giving donations to this noble cause due to negative propaganda for a short time but it will lead to one thing eventually which is making Imran Khan more popular as sooner or later people will realize the truth
AHK
August 1, 2012 7:33 pm
I entirely agree with Imran, but he should give a specific response to the allegation.
Saad (DXB)
August 1, 2012 7:40 pm
PML and PPP, your ill-fated glory days are over. Your leader always show their 'Zaat' and their 'Auqaat' by hurling such unfounded allegations against the only leader who has been insisting that all political leaders should declare their assets. Mr. Sharif wastes millions of national wealth by building a fantastic road leading to his farm house, while Mr. Zardari doesn't want to let the corruption cases against him re-opened in Switzerland. Welcome to this circus we call Pakistan.
Dr.adnan
August 1, 2012 8:01 pm
Now how do it feels like imran when someone tells or says something about you,it hurts na???....so you should also think before speaking as you have nothing to improve or build our nation except criticizing other parties...i am a neutral person,the only thing i observed in you is u always criticize others,than surely others have the right to criticize u too,and now u r feeling bad for what you have done
Jamshed Khan
August 1, 2012 8:01 pm
Sharif's have become shameless characters, like most other Pakistani politicians. The nation demands all the taxes they owe first before they accuse anyone else of corruption and money laundering. For once they should talk about real issues the nation faces today. They have certainly lost my vote.
Amin Hussain
August 1, 2012 8:10 pm
Khan challenged “I will take him to the court for false allegations against Shaukat Khanum hospital.” >>> not entirely accurate he said he would take them to court if they accused him of stealing from Shaukat Khanum
Habib
August 1, 2012 8:22 pm
I have never donated to the hospital, but after this incident I will have to donate to Shaukat Khanum. I am amazed at how a so called 'leader' of PML-N has no understanding of the functioning of an endowment fund and a Trust fund. I guess his audience is the rural Pakistani who might be swayed by such stuff.
marghoob ahmed
August 1, 2012 8:36 pm
Pakistan had great hopes from Imran Khan. His position has also been made doubtful in the eyes of people. GOD may save Pakistan from ill wishers.
Hasnain Haque
August 1, 2012 8:50 pm
I have full faith Imran Khan and SKMH. I am a Pakistani living abroad and always give Zakat to SKMH. I will do so again despite allegations these baseless allegation. I urge all others to do the same.
Hasnain Haque
August 1, 2012 8:52 pm
It is astonishing that PML(N) can make such baseless allegations without any proof as such. These are the same people who looted Pakistan with both hands and have no dignity or moral values. This will not deter me from giving donations to Imran Khan.
Ali Hamid
August 1, 2012 8:54 pm
Imran we are with you. Politicians must spare these causes which are solely for humanity. Such institutions must not come into politics. If someone has done well for your country you must appreciate it rather than demoralizing and spreading negative propaganda. Imran can earn as much money as he wants if he decides living in any cricketing nation especially Engalnd and Australia e.g. Mushtaq Ahmad and Waqar Younis. These countries would love him..
Hasnain Haque
August 1, 2012 8:57 pm
It seems to me that the PML(N) or the PPP will sink to any depths to achieve their aims. Shame on you PML(N) for making these baseless allegations. Name me one good thing that you have done for Pakistan. Imran Khan has devoted the best part of his life for Pakistan and made so many personal sacrifices, how many sacrifices have you made?
Fawad
August 1, 2012 9:01 pm
PML-N has always hurt Pakistan with their selfish moves. Does anyone remember the yellow cab scheme, 1997 attack on supreme court, air-conditioned cage for their pet tiger and worst of all their current deal with Zardari ? To dislodge corrupt PPP from Power, PTI and the youth of Pakistan will first have to deal with PML-N. Shaukat Khanum is an exemplary and internationally recognized institution that is giving life to hundreds of thousands of Pakistani every year by the help of Allah. The people of Pakistan and our expat community knows this very well.
Shahid
August 1, 2012 9:04 pm
Instead of counter blaming, Imran should provide evidence, defying the proof Khwaja Asif has distributed. This statatement of Imran would solidify Asif's claim. What a pitty Imran instead of providing proof of his innocence, is threatening PMLN. What does he mean by saying,'if i am wrong.' Be man enough and bring forth proof of your innocence. This statement of Mr, Imran confirms authenticity of Kh, Asif statement and proofs he has put forward.
Hasnain Haque
August 1, 2012 9:07 pm
PML(N) tell me what you have done for Pakistan?
Mohni
August 1, 2012 9:07 pm
This is very unfortunate! Shaukat Khanum hospital is pride of Pakistan and it should not be made controversial. I personally know people who had no money to pay for treatment, were treated at this world class hospital free of charge. The kind of free treatment given to the poor people in this hospital is hard even for the western nation to provide to their people. I cannot vote for PTI in election but would not hink twice while donating money to Shaukat Khanum. Hats off to Imran for this wonderful hospital.
Noorel Haque
August 1, 2012 9:12 pm
I will now give more Zakat to Imran Khan.
Noorel Haque
August 1, 2012 9:34 pm
I have posted comments in favor of Imran Khan but none have been printed, do I feel a conspiracy here?
AZIZ ANWAR
August 1, 2012 10:04 pm
PMLN should be ashamed of themselves for trying to give bad name to shaukat khanum and the people who run it. IF they cant do anything better themselves then why try to give bad name to somebody who is an example for the poor in Pakistan.I think they know they are finished politicaly that is why they have decided to LIE .
MAJanjua
August 2, 2012 12:03 pm
The ominous losers have started hitting below the belt and that is a sign of their defeated's mentality. Imran continue your noble deeds Insha Allah you will succeed. But remember never forget and ridicule the people.
Saad
August 1, 2012 10:15 pm
What a shame ... I hope the donations don't get hurt by this statement from the PML-N. Imran bhai, I am from Karachi and I support you .... You are an inspiration for me, and Shaukat Khanum Hospital is one of the main reasons I love you as a person. I did not like you while you were a cricket hero, but after retirement what you have done for Pakistan... I love you for that. Ramadhan kaa mahina hai aur Altaf Hussan, Zardari aur Sharif sahib jaisay logon kay baray mein kuch baat karna munasib naheen lagta iss mahinay mein... Meri duain aap kay saath hain...
mohammad
August 1, 2012 10:15 pm
shameful for PML-N. we need sincere people, please.
rehan
August 2, 2012 1:25 pm
All of you ., who are praising Imran ., will never go out to poll your vote. and he will lose .... i m sure . Kids come out from your internet world come and face the truth.
Tariq
August 1, 2012 10:26 pm
Tusnami taking money out of the country collected from poor and investing in real estate
Omer
August 2, 2012 9:22 am
They are not giving these laptops for free..... its the taxpayers' money that they are wasting on trying to get elected in the upcoming elections.
Abdul Zuberi
August 1, 2012 10:35 pm
Nawaz Sharif does not even pay a single penny towards income tax and enjoys all kind of perks, security and protection for himself and his family in Pakistan. Never took any initiative of even participated or contributed towards charity of any kind in Pakistan. He and his party workers does not even have sense doing something wrong by blaming someone who has a major contributor towards Shaukat Khanum Hospital which helps poor Pakistani people to have free access to medical care. I have only few words to say to Nawaz and his party "SHAME ON YOU"
Bilal
August 2, 2012 12:00 pm
This is a cheap political stunt by Noon league. there is no harm in generating money for a welfare project by investing overseas. the point is that this investment was done by SKMH administration, not by Imran Khan for his personal gains.
Faisal
August 1, 2012 10:53 pm
Khawaja Asif should first educate himself. It is very normal for such institutions all over the world to invest money to generate funds. I think these people will not only hurt the hospital but their own party PMLN as well.
Aftab
August 1, 2012 11:18 pm
Dirty politics, unless anyone else can say they have established a cancer hospital I suggest they keep quite and work on better things... SHAMEFUL!
Arslan
August 1, 2012 11:40 pm
PML-N is sickeningly jealous!
Nisha R
August 1, 2012 11:45 pm
This guy is as corrupt as the rest of them. His tsunami is going to fizzle out...
chaigram
August 1, 2012 11:50 pm
Mr Khan, please come out and clear yourself. This is how the Pakistani politics is, you don't have to rely on poor Pakistanis or the holy month of Ramadan. Unfortunately, there not a single politician who is clean in our country. The best advice to you is that you should clarify all the points which have been thrown at you IMMEDIATELY.
Shabut
August 1, 2012 11:51 pm
Shame on the noon league. They are resorting to dirty politics now since they have no response to PTI. This could very well hurt the only cancer institution in Pakistan which has been functioning well over the years. Whatever sympathy I had for the noon league will soon disappear now. This is the last attempt from a party who is seeing defeat along with the PPP. People of Pakistan must wake up and reject both noon league and PPP which have only brought misery to this nation and have failed over and over.
M. Hameed
August 1, 2012 11:52 pm
Absolutely shameless!!!! Just when you think Nawaz Sharif and his cronies have reached the bottom, they surprise you with another low! Hope people see through these baseless allegations which are intended to hurt Imran Khan without any regard to their impact on the poor citizens who are ultimate beneficiary of SKMH. The best way to fight back is by DOUBLING the Zakat, Fitra, and other financial commitments to SKMH.
rulers_here
August 2, 2012 12:39 pm
PML-N on Desperation Mode.
Yousuf
August 2, 2012 12:10 am
I am an auditor in US and work for KPMG USA and based on my understanding the allegations laid down against Imran Khan is based on ignorance. If the invetments amounts are discosed on the balance sheet than there is no fraud or the no intention of fraud occurred. I am surprised the Anchors in Pakistan are ignorant or naive about the finance and they are spurring the non-major issue for no reason. I think Khawaja Asif has no accounting knowledge and his party leader Mian Nawaz Sahrif is a thief and the money laundering case has lodge against him, NAWAZ SHAME ON YOU>
jamshaid
August 2, 2012 12:38 pm
He knows his political enemy. He has fight with PML-N, and for that reason he targets them.
Asif
August 2, 2012 12:29 am
The SKH hospitals accounts are audited and are put on the website. Khwaja Asif allegations are based on these accounts available on the website. Why dont you also look for your self? May All keep you and your dear one safe from the disease of cancer. You may also ask those unfortunate cancer patients who received treatment from this World Class and the only one hosptial in Pakistan.
Ali
August 2, 2012 12:29 am
This is called the Dirty Politics of PML-N ( Hypocrites)...
Samad
August 2, 2012 12:31 am
We love you Imran Khan, in first place this rubbish from PML-N won't go too far, "even if it does , I don't care.Every thing is fair in love and war" and "murtay kia na kurty" PML-N is doomed, and I hope they are doomed for ever with there partner in crime the PPP. We Need change , we need PTI. Enough is Enough ........
Syed
August 2, 2012 12:40 am
I agree. and just do it now!
Syed
August 2, 2012 12:42 am
mkazam - go to SK website and read yourself. Dont ask silly questions
Syed
August 2, 2012 12:43 am
Mr. Khan does not have to clear. Go and research the facts.
Syed
August 2, 2012 12:44 am
New name for them - PML (EVIL)
Syed
August 2, 2012 12:46 am
God forbid, if any of your relatives need the same treatment, then dont go to SK.
Syed
August 2, 2012 12:47 am
the above comments are from PML workers here.
anony
August 2, 2012 12:49 am
I second that.
Razi
August 2, 2012 12:50 am
Kh Asif it is unlike you......In PML N you are one decent person...how could you lie......I cannot believe it....I suggest you join PTI right away.... I just doubled my donation to SKMH
anony
August 2, 2012 12:51 am
Well said Ashwani
anony
August 2, 2012 12:53 am
Thanks for throwing some more light on this Saeed.
anony
August 2, 2012 12:54 am
Same here, Inshallah.
anony
August 2, 2012 12:56 am
The surprising thing is, how in the world are such people out roaming free instead of languishing in jails. Its the people of Pakistan who vote such corrupt n shameless people back into power, and then striek against load-shedding and expensive sugar.
anony
August 2, 2012 12:57 am
I have already planned to do so, Inshallah.
Hassan.doctor
August 2, 2012 1:02 am
PML-N .. Listen . . Your days are gone now.. You may show and plan what ever Negative for Imran Khan, Let me tell you, can't Win at your aims .. I know you have published negative books against Imran Khan among illeterate of Lahore City, but it won't work ever.
Sehr
August 2, 2012 1:23 am
yes! sad na politician doing politics!
Sehr
August 2, 2012 1:27 am
so true! politician doing politics! they should not be allowed that!... only army n army backed polititian should be allowed politics
innohunter
August 2, 2012 1:39 am
Shame on you PMLN. Imran Khan should sue noon league for $500 million dollars
innohunter
August 2, 2012 1:39 am
You speak for no one mr. jasus.
T Khan
August 2, 2012 2:07 am
Like him or not; vote for him or not - most foe and friends of IK agree; his handling of Shaukat Khanum Hospital funds is as pure and fresh as breadth of morning air.
Mohammad Umar
August 2, 2012 2:22 am
Before hurling false accusations they should peep into themselves and will find an answer. May Allah karim give them guidance to the path of righteousness and think of collectively work with all sincere people to save Pakistan.
Jag Jai
August 2, 2012 2:23 am
If the money is invested out of the country, so what. The question is where the profit of this money goes or used for? Khanum Foundation money is very transparent. What about the illegal money of PPP and PML-N leaders in Switzerland and other foreign banks. Why action is not taken against these leaders?
Asghar
August 2, 2012 2:24 am
We should all do that.
Bewildered Paki
August 2, 2012 2:32 am
Imran Khan always tries to cover himself behind the "poor" whenever his wrong-doing is detected. people may recall charging of exorbitant fee from poor people for Dengue Virus Test by his so-called "free hospital". When Provincial Govt tried to enforce reasonable charges for this Lab Test, first he tried to cover himself but later went to High Court, which decided against him ( & he meekly complied with)
Raja
August 2, 2012 2:52 am
Remember what Eidi's second wife did with his donation money. Apart from a huge amount of cash, she ran away with gold weighing in kilos.
Abid
August 2, 2012 2:58 am
I trust him. Guess who is a liar?
A crying Pakistani
August 2, 2012 3:03 am
Donations that are collected abroad are legally allowed to be invested abroad. This is also a wise thing to do and in the world of finance it is called risk management. I commend the board of Shaukat Khanum on this approach. The Sharif family has not done anything for the poor people in Pakistan and yet they point fingers at the few institutions that work largely on the mandate of helping poor people.
K. A. Muhammad
August 2, 2012 3:04 am
Smak-Shark. Nawaz Shariff and his cohorts are just quit on their "Qarz Uttaro, Mulk Sawaroo" scandal of few years back. Will Khwaja Asif come out in open to account for the amount so received in cash and kind and its ultimate fate. Obviously Nawaz Shariff and Co. must have obtain a "Debt Clearance" Certificate from the concerned quarters. The reaction to the above from "Goon League" will be, total silence and total reservation.
Asghar
August 2, 2012 3:47 am
As a person who has witnessed with his own eyes poor people receiving free treatment from Shaukat Khanum Hospital, I have no doubts about the organization and where my donations/zakat money goes. I have had to spend a lot of time there with a few relatives who had cancer and have seen countless people receiving free treatment. Walking around the hospital me or my family members would hear countless people bless the hospital. So those people who do not know or have not seen with their own eyes should think before writing comments supporting PML-N's accusations.
shahid saleem
August 2, 2012 4:03 am
PML-N [and PPP] have shown us repeatedly that they will stoop to the lowest possible level to stay in power. Today, i will go and deposit my zakat at shaukat khanum. it will be twice as much as last year. And, more importantly, me and my whole family will all vote for PTI. i hope all other 'silent' Pakistanis will also cast their vote this time, and help us get rid of the PPP/PML evil.
Moosa Pervez
August 2, 2012 4:16 am
Not only Shaukat Khannum Hospital, Imran is also behind NAMAL university. This guy has some positive sole and working alone for the betterment of Pakistan. God bless him and take good for our country who is in this disastrous stage because of present tested socalled leaders.
Em Moosa
August 2, 2012 4:18 am
Lootmaar by hook and by crook.
fariha
August 2, 2012 4:24 am
no...he is not a lier actually.......what he did for pakistan..no one can do this
Raja
August 2, 2012 4:39 am
People can u al make sure ur names are on the voting lists, that is the only way left ot get rid of these Cronies...
Raja
August 2, 2012 4:40 am
haha u§l be surprise to see the next year balance sheet man.. shame on u and ur leaders..
Raja
August 2, 2012 4:42 am
for argument sake i would happily give money to Mr Khan or SKMT to invest my money... caz we trust them .. Definitely Not to N league.
shankar
August 2, 2012 5:07 am
Imran, let people say what they want to, you go on with your charity work!
farhan
August 2, 2012 5:15 am
He should give the response instead of getting people's sympathy, If the allegations are not right then PLM N should apology but if these are right then i don't see any difference b/w PTI and any other political party , instead i will give my vote to PMLN :).
Imran W Khan
August 2, 2012 5:52 am
The Question is whether he had invested it for his own benfit or not? PML N has even no objection, that this investment was for the Hospital and not for his own. Many institutions across the globe, use to invest in other markets/countries. So it's niether illegal nor he has done something immoral. I am from Swat, and i have seen many poor people from our region; who got treatment in SKMH for free, and none of them were supporters of PTI. What i think is, that these PML N cornies have stooped to this level, that they they don't care , what damage could there baseless accusation inflict on the poor cancer patients.
shahid
August 2, 2012 5:23 am
people bleive that imran is honest . you dont need to even bother ,Imran sahb go ahead.
Kiani
August 2, 2012 6:02 am
I cannot imagine that noon league and this somebody Khwaja can go down to this level. Shame Shame Noon league
Makani
August 2, 2012 6:08 am
Shokat Khanam Endowment Fund has their own investment policy that covers the whole spectrum of geography and asset classes including real estate...this is how the money is professionally invested and managed to generate target returns....as long as money is clean, it could be invested anywhere in the world....Khawaja Asif and his supporters are mixing issues to defame a meritocratic institution like Shokat Khanam...Shame on them again.....be God and righteous with IK.
Shahzad Salam Kasi
August 2, 2012 6:25 am
It is now clear that PML(N) is afraid of tusnami and can go to any extent just to regain power.
burhan
August 2, 2012 12:16 pm
pmln is just banging their head against the wall. even if they discredit imran, most urban centres will see him more credible than pmln and ppp.
Aamir Ali
August 2, 2012 7:16 am
Imran Khan made Shaukat Khanum with his money and the money collected by the people of Pakistan. Whereas, PML (N) is doing politics at the expense of Punjab Government.... there is a big difference. We Love you Imran Khan and are fully behind you...
WithTruth
August 2, 2012 7:53 am
if you intention is right then Allah protect you from from all evils and I am sure Allah will protect SKM hospital inshaAllah.
Usman
August 2, 2012 8:44 am
Not even these false and cheap allegations can stop this tsunami! Go Imran go!
Sh Jawid-ur-Rahman,
August 2, 2012 8:51 am
I trust Imran's honesty and integrity. Even if there are mistakes. He is the man who delivers while others snatch things away from people. I will double my donation for his projects this year. People who belive in the same manner should do something similer to show respect for him and contempt for those who want to finish his projects by cheap criticism.
Nauman
August 2, 2012 9:09 am
We trust Imran Khan and see him as the only hope for Pakistan. May Allah be with him. PML - N and PPP have failed to deliver any, infact proved to be a disaster for the country. We all know the motto behind these allegations. They are simply afraid of the result of their wrongdoings. I donated Shaukat Khanum in the past and will donate more in future. All the best to Imran Khan and PTI.
Expatriate
August 2, 2012 8:58 am
If an independent committee of respectable people were to investigate the Free Treatment for the poor patients Claims by PTI it will surely expose Imran Khan.Accepting that all politicians in the country are power hungry and self centred will be well intended honest approach to change the system.
Yawar
August 2, 2012 1:46 pm
Dirty tactics by PML-N. They took their most moderate members to throw vile allegations on Imran. What were they thinking in taking information made public by Imran to use it against him? Do they think Pakistan's awam cannot see through this? Clearly, this desperate move will further strengthen PML-N's downfall and Imran's rise.
jd shami
August 2, 2012 4:21 pm
How do u know Sharif's do not pay tax, Does Imran does??????????????????
uncommonwisdom
August 2, 2012 4:26 pm
Totally with you Ali. Usman
uncommonwisdom
August 2, 2012 4:28 pm
A futile attempt by PML N to defame Imran Khan. Very cheap and bogus attack on Imran Khan and SKMH.
Irfan
August 2, 2012 4:32 pm
i totally agreed, inshAllah it will back fire to Noon Leage, Its shameless that give false allegations. We foreign Pakistani proud on SKMH, My father got assistance from this hospital. very sad Noon league to do in such dirty politics.
Tariq
August 2, 2012 4:36 pm
Our scum politicians have sunk so low they are diving to evengreater depths! They have demonstrated time n again they neither care for the well being of the country nor the public other than their selfish egotistic agendas! By dragging the only place of hope for the poor SKMH into their dirty political arena it only high lights PML-N's desperation for power!
Syed Shah
August 2, 2012 4:41 pm
Imran must say thank you to Nawaz Sharif. The attack has been so childish and absurd that even the die hard opponents of Imran are also for him now. Time for the Sharif brothers to pack up. Go Nawaz go and Go Shahbaz go. Charities always invest. There is nothing wrong with it. This investment is not going under but some do. Take example of Pew Foundation. They are also a charity and have become healthier because they also invested. Some have lost also due to recession. 'that Khaja unnecessarily dramatized.
Em Moosa
August 2, 2012 4:55 pm
Which courts ? They are all in the pockets of Sharif brothers.
Syed Shah
August 2, 2012 5:09 pm
All charities invest and they must otherwise how will they grow. Some pay well some not so well some may crash due to recession. In this case there is no crash. This NLeague is making it out to be a fraud like themselves. It is not. This is no corruption. His funds are guaranteed. There will not be any loss. Nawaz Sharif is just jay nothing else. Show me has he ever played positive politics? Never. It is either vendetta, revenge or allegations, accusations and arrests when he was in power. This guy never thinks straight. For a straightforward investment he is giving a twist of corruption. This will back fire on Nawaz Sharif and prove to be the last nail in his coffin.
Salman
August 2, 2012 5:06 pm
Shame on you Nawaz and PML N.... They are simply pathetic.
Abdullah Jafari
August 2, 2012 5:23 pm
There are a handful of good NGO's working in Pakistan. Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital being one of them. All governments and politicians have failed to give anything to the people. When private citizens try to do something the same corrupt politicians try to hurt them. What are the contributions of Muslim League (N) or Khawaja Asif.
Mehmood M
August 2, 2012 5:29 pm
Jinnah of new era Imran Khan
Faisal
August 2, 2012 5:35 pm
I lost the last bit of respect for PML-N. In a desperate effort to find something against Imran, they came out with a matter which holds no water at all. It actually is encouraging to know that if this is all what Imran's opponent can find as an objection in him, that shows the guy really is solid and has a spotless financial record. After this issue is over, SKMH will prosper insha-Allah even more.
Faisal
August 2, 2012 5:36 pm
What KHAN need to clarify that he made such Hospital who earned WHO excellence award, which is rear in our neighboring country, KHAN is great man, in fact, he's the only HOPE
Afzal Mir
August 2, 2012 5:44 pm
Noon Leaguer Khawaja Asif is desperate..
faisal
August 2, 2012 5:47 pm
Dear Shehzad, u may hear this quote "Politics is the art of the possible" by reveling truth against PPP he will not get votes of PPP in punjab rather by revealing failing state of PNL-N he can get votes of PML-N where is 57% of total vote of PAKISTAN so if we see here's possibility using this art But one thing i must like share with u plz dont compare IMRAN KHAN wiht PML-N there's no scuh sclae which can measure difference between IMRAN KHAN and n.sharief, as u can see at this time how they r trying to saving theri votes by blamin SKMH
faisal
August 2, 2012 5:50 pm
what such thing he has done, why he accountable, for making SKMH, where poor people are treated free, why because he take world cup for us,why because he's only one speak against america with full courage and no fear, why because he wants grow up this country
Afzaal
August 2, 2012 5:51 pm
I live in the USA (Minnesota) and organized a fund raiser for Shaukat Khanum Hospital one month back. We were able to raise $240,000 in two hours. This speaks volume for trust in SKMH work and honsety. We are with Imran Khan all the way, be it politics or charity. Our support will increase due to these baseless accusations. Go Imran bring the much needed change to our country.
irfan
August 2, 2012 6:02 pm
c'mon man how can you support those allegations leveled against the Hospital..i hope you do realize the consequences of Choudry Asif's wicked deed. hundred of people suffering from cancer, getting treatment there could be jeopardized..this is how they want to achieve political gains?? Shameful. and to support it is even worse.
Nasr KiKi
August 2, 2012 6:08 pm
My request pour in more for SKMH and let PML- N know where they are standing on this issue. Please, Please, Please get the word out not to vote for this bunch of loosers ( PML N & PPP)
Faisal
August 2, 2012 6:11 pm
Where did SKMH get this money from? Does SKMH bring money from outside Pakistan? Does SKMH run its operations and services in Pakistan?
Sunny
August 2, 2012 6:40 pm
New low for desprate heartless politicians. I always think we can't go lower than this, and yet get surprised everytime.
murtaza
August 2, 2012 7:22 pm
PML is most corrupt party of pakistan shame on khawaja asif nisar and sharif amily we are with imran khan through thick and thin again shame of the dirty politics of nawaz family
W Q
August 3, 2012 3:08 pm
In my opinion Imran should use this opportunity to clear out any doubts, instead of doing press conferences with no material to proof. He should also STOP using SKMH name and focus on the plans he has to do what he claims.
Salman
August 2, 2012 8:36 pm
I will now start a campaign to get more funds for SKMH. PMLN has lost its mind and proved how much they really care about the poor people of this country!!!
PakistaniInNewJersey
August 2, 2012 8:57 pm
... And today becomes the day when I lose all respect for Khawaja Asif ( I used to think he is half-decent compared to the others in the political arena).
W Q
August 3, 2012 3:00 pm
I think you should go to court with the proof as well instead of writing down everything here? I mean honestly that would be nice. What you are doing is nothing better than what Khawaja Asif did.
Murtaza Jamal
August 2, 2012 9:09 pm
You must separate Imran Khan from SKMH. Imran is not deserving of zakat but SKMH is.
Murtaza Jamal
August 2, 2012 9:15 pm
Firstly, I don't believe any of the accusations made against Imran Khan or SKMH. Please leave SKMH out of this. Secondly, what have the Sharif's and Zardari's given to the nation in return for the millions they plundered ?
Qadri
August 2, 2012 9:16 pm
another proof that PML is politically dead Shaukat Khanun hospital deserves more charity and zakaat and that is what Ramadaan teaches the power of PTI is evident and you can not stop a party be diverting attention and resorting to wrong means that is why politics is a dirt game in Pakistan and Imran and party can change that Inshallah
rehan khan
August 2, 2012 9:20 pm
very unfortunate that Pakistani mass is quite , they should march to raivand and bring them to book............
W Q
August 3, 2012 2:57 pm
Last time i remember lahoris were screaming about the road conditions specially canal etc. Now after roads are built they start screaming why are money wasted on roads. BTW Roads are part of Infrastructure
W Q
August 3, 2012 2:55 pm
Its ok to not like someone what you are doing here is also wrong. If u think PML-N has lied then u r doing the same putting allegations without any proof. How do you know they haven't paid any tax or never gave charity?
Sikandar
August 2, 2012 9:52 pm
I can see lot of comments from these ignorants who are just blindly following sharifs....no wonder we keep on electing this corrupt and incapable class of so called leaders
Murtaza Jamal
August 2, 2012 9:55 pm
You are exactly right Mobashir. The talk of supporting Imran is cheap, the supporters must use their feet to go the polling stations and vote for PTI.
Haroon
August 2, 2012 10:09 pm
Nawaz Sharif and his cronies at their best. Shame, shame and more shame.
Noorel Haque
August 2, 2012 10:10 pm
I will happily do that
Amin
August 2, 2012 10:26 pm
There must be some limits in blame game of politics. The PML (N) is looking crazy with her emotional statement indicative of their loosing gound in Punjab.
The Long White Cloud
August 2, 2012 11:06 pm
Excellent suggestion M. Hameed - you should go viral with this...
Omar
August 2, 2012 11:14 pm
I am going to send twice the amount i sent last year just to show how much i trust this awesome institution of welfare for the masses. Allah will sort these ex-ganja baradran out.
SSA
August 2, 2012 11:19 pm
PML(N) WILL KNOW ONCE THERE FAMILY MEMBER'S WILL REQUIRE TO VISIT SKMH, THAT THEY MADE BIG TIME MISTAKE
DR. Nasir Tanoli
August 3, 2012 1:45 pm
IMRAN khan is Honest and Faithful to Pakistan, every one nows this fact.....
John
August 2, 2012 11:32 pm
What's wrong with west,we people are honest,not hypocrite like you guys,don't mix water with milk,don't give sick people poison in the name of medicine,our leaders prime ministers and presidents are not thieves like your's.Our unemployment rate is about 8 percent against half your country with no job.You people bring bad name to your religion ,you hurt and kill your fellow countrymen so once again my question is in what way you guys are better than us or what's wrong withWest. I hope Dawn will publish my comments.
wajhi
August 2, 2012 11:36 pm
Shameful! Liars.
javeed
August 2, 2012 11:39 pm
Imran had done a great job for Pakistan by Constructing the hospital and has proved his good image and clean hand from time to time. Now to level allegations against such a novel cause is Insane and shows how frustrated PML-N is with the eminent success of Imran. However I don't think people are so immature to believe on these false allegations. This is all the dirty politics , for God sake spare these humanitarian causes.
Fahim Soherwardy
August 2, 2012 11:51 pm
PML(N) should be ashamed of themselves, Thieves & cronies party trying to give bad name to such a noble deed done by Mr. Imran Khan
Punjabi Doctor
August 2, 2012 11:59 pm
Say a big NO to PML N in polls.
Khurram
August 3, 2012 12:23 am
Nawaz Sharif is coward and incompetent of running any business little alone running a govt. He has not guts or credibility to face public unless he is protected by security and at least there is 50 meters of gap between stage and the public. His destination is jail and insha'Allah time is upon him to face the music. Him and his sidekicks are taking last breath in the political terms before either escaping the country because they cannot afford to face the fact that they have been misleading the poor people of Pakistan the whole time. May Allah swt show them the path to self confese for their after life.
sher khan
August 3, 2012 2:37 am
get your facts right, its not $20m its $3m and its not a loss ,its there there.
@shahg64
August 3, 2012 3:22 am
Shame on Nawaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah, once upon a time I was Nawaz Sharifs biggest supporter, but these lies and tricks against PTI have revolted me. They are lying against Imran just to win politics, what a disgraceful bunch.
ibrahim
August 3, 2012 4:42 am
love you dude
Kashif, Muhammad
August 3, 2012 5:20 am
Not even interested reading what PML-N wants to say...Still and will always support Imran Khan and PTI
Adil Saeed
August 3, 2012 6:11 am
WE LIke Imran Khan for what he has done for the country. We support SKMT and will only double our donations to prove that we trust Khan's Team.
f.rahim
August 3, 2012 6:20 am
Shame on money-launderer Shareefs and Khwaja Asif and so does on every leaguer if he/she still sticks to this party and don't resign in protest.
Sultan Fatima
August 3, 2012 6:54 am
It is utterly Disgusting that Cancer hospital serving the poor people is bieng polticized by a political partg to get petty political gains. Shame on you PML-N
yahya
August 3, 2012 8:00 am
Imran khan is sixty now, may God give him long life, but unfortunately as the world goes, he has spent nearly eighty per cent of his life. He has a maximum of ten years to pursue his political life, after seventy it becomes difficult to move around and yell in our political culture. Once he is gone from this world, this hospital will still be there to look after poor people. I wish his political opponents can team up together and donate funds to establish an eye or kidney hospital, so once they are gone from this world, people will still pray for them. Shaukat Khanum hospital has been helping poor patients and there is no doubt in it. No body checks the political affiliations of the patients. I remember once a media campaign rose against Abdul Sattar Edhi, supported by the Established ethnic party from Karachi, that he exports human’s organs. Later it was transpired that this ethnic party was fuming on the large percentage of people giving zakat and goat skins on Eid to Mr Edhi, and the whole move was to poison people to abandon it. We all know when it came in the papers that Mr Edhi is seriously thinking of leaving Pakistan. The timings of these accusations certainly raise eye brows as the elections are around the corner. Let the PML target Imran , but it would be good to keep the hospital out of it , this political move has all the ingredients to become counterproductive , a small procession of cancer patients would really damage the image of Nawaz Sharif and his cohorts .
Muneeeb
August 3, 2012 9:34 am
That means your agree that rest are corrupt at least. Tsunami is on, whether you're with it or against, I am not sure going against the Tsunami is a good strategy.
Faisal
August 4, 2012 4:51 am
Each and every Pakistani know what the The Sharif brothers are all about. So, their accusations are as baseless and insubstantial to say the least.
DR.JAVAID KHAN
August 4, 2012 5:37 am
I will give more money to SKMH because I know that this institute is doing a wonderful job.I regularly send poor patients to this hospital; who can not afford costly treatment of other hospitals.PML leaders do not know ABC of how institute are run.Rana Sanaullah did not know what Endoment fund is?.Can you really expect these people to bring anything good to this country.This accusation against IK and SKMH has put PMLN on the backfoot. Nawaz Shareef should come and face the media at a live show but he does not have the courage to face the media.
DR.JAVAID KHAN
August 4, 2012 5:41 am
Sad to see that Khawaja Asif did not know that investment in real state is in line with Islamic principles.Its not gambling as he tried to mislead the Pakistani public.
Jamal
August 4, 2012 6:19 am
When a party comes for a defeat they fed the nation and buy media for fake allegations against a party which is gaining day by day! All Pakistani Youth is with a single party called PTI lead by a honest leader Imran Khan! And to use such false statements and allegations against an institute which is the only one in Pakistan with International Standards and with same value for poor and rich how Islam teach us is nothing more than just a shame! I feel really sad when I hear such created allegations! Shame on the bad governance and rest of the parties in our beautiful motherland Pakistan! Imran Khan I'm with you! PTI Zindabad! Pakistan Zindabad!
anynimous
August 4, 2012 6:20 am
shame on you PML - N. worse then this is expected from your party
nabeel
August 4, 2012 7:05 am
This move has back fired.
Ayesha UK
August 4, 2012 7:35 am
Mediocrity speaks in the embodiment of PML (N).
Waqar Saleem
August 4, 2012 7:40 am
Appropriate response to PML-N's allegations: increase your Zakaat to Shaukat Khanum.
M. Alvi
August 4, 2012 8:41 am
I have read all 219 comments above. They are all on the side of Imran Khan, which is unique. Imran Khan is the only hope for Pakistan now. I hope he succeds in the next election.
Mansoor Sajid
August 4, 2012 8:56 am
I would just say shame on Nawaz and his cronies, who are group of thieves desperate to grasp power through any means
Ahmed
August 8, 2012 9:04 am
I will double the charity this year, Imran we are with you.
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