PTI to release ‘White Paper’ on Asif Zardari’s wealth, says Dr Alvi

Published February 5, 2018
PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi addresses the press conference in Hyderabad on Sunday.—Dawn
PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi addresses the press conference in Hyderabad on Sunday.—Dawn

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is in the process of preparing a ‘white paper’ to expose corruption “by [Pakistnan Peoples Party co-chairman] Asif Ali Zardari”, Sindh PTI president Dr Arif Alvi told a press conference here on Sunday.

The white paper being prepared on a directive of PTI chairman Imran Khan would be released soon, he said.

PTI Hyderabad division general secretary Imran Qureshi, district president Ghulam Rasool aka Ali Hingoro and some other activist accompanied Dr Alvi at the press conference held in his party’s district office, Insaf House’.

Once the white paper was released, it would the responsibility of institutions to conduct a thorough investigation, said Dr Alvi, adding that ill-gotten wealth and money laundering had become a menace that was destroying society and states.

He referred to the recently publicised initiative of the Transparency International, UK, in relation to UK’s Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO), and said if Panama Papers leak scam was investigated under this order, the disqualified prime minister [Nawaz Sharif] would have to prove his wealth’s legitimacy.

The PTI leader said Mr Zardari would also have to come up with solid proofs regarding his wealth and assets in the UK.

PTI would unveil in UK details of certain Pakistanis’ ill-gotten wealth.

He said that there was a question mark over Sindh police in the case of suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar, who absconded after being booked in an alleged fake encounter case. “Had the police officer been innocent, he would not have fled to evade a trial,” Dr Alvi said, and observed that “Rao is one of the old friends of Asif Zardari”.

According to the PTI leader, “Rao possessed an Aqama and properties worth millions of rupees in Dubai; he undertook 90 visits to Dubai between 2012 and 2017.”

Dr Alvi observed that some police officers would resort to killing suspects in custody just to demonstrate their efficiency or grab property [land].

“Everyone now knows about massive corruption have been done in Sindh,” he said, adding that PTI chairman Imran Khan had directed the party’s core committee to prepare white paper on Asif Zardari’s corruption. “We are in the process of preparing the white paper,” he said, adding that PTI would form its anti-corruption cell in Sindh soon.About Imran Khan’s act of cursing the parliament, Dr Alvi explained that it was the incumbent parliament that had passed a law that enabled the disqualified prime minister to lead his party.

In reply to a question about the ongoing controversy over the official price of sugarcane, he said that growers were not being paid the price fixed by the Sindh High Court despite widespread protests held in the province. He said PTI would meet growers’ leaders to evolve a joint strategy in this regard.

Commenting on the anti-encroachment drive in Hyderabad, Dr Alvi said people were being rendered homeless to pave the way for the construction of roads. He was of the view that some alternative accommodation should be given to the affected families.

‘PPP to fail in buying votes’

DADU: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Liaquat Ali Jatoi has said that Pakistan Peoples Party is using various tactics to buy people’s votes through ill-gotten money of corruption but their attempts will never succeed.

Mr Jatoi said at a public meeting at Sojhro village in Dadu district on Sunday that people of Sindh had rejected all machinations of PPP leaders and as a result they were joining PTI in large numbers in various parts of the province.

He said while welcoming 2000 supporters of PPP to the PTI that PPP would soon vanish from Sindh if its workers kept quitting the party at this pace.

Mr Jatoi that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s revolution was to suck government departments dry of all public money and destroy the province. Dr Asim Hussain, Rao Anwar, Uzair Baloch, Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur shared the same agenda of loot and plunder, he said.

He said the cases of victimisation of children were on the rise in Sindh and Sindh government had failed to curb them. PPP chairman had not time to monitor his government in Sindh but he criticised Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, he said.

He accused PPP of being involved in the triple murder incident in Mehar and said that PTI chief Imran Khan had promised to end ‘robbers’ factories and increasing corruption’ in Sindh. He announced that next PTI public meeting would be held at Radhan town on Jan 10.

Published in Dawn, February 5th, 2018

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