Imran fights back with eleven questions

August 03, 2012


PTI chief Imran khan addresses a press conference at the party office in Islamabad on Friday. – INP Photo by Rafay Hassan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday, in the ongoing confrontation with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), challenged Nawaz Sharif with eleven burning questions, DawnNews reported.

Speaking at a press conference, Khan challenged Sharif to answer the questions on live TV, like he was doing, adding that he would not accept his ‘servants’ as replacement.

The PTI chief accused Sharif of evading bank loans worth Rs six billion. “Nawaz Sharif borrowed this money and never returned it back,” said Khan.

Responding to PML-N stalwart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s allegations over evading taxes, Khan presented his tax returns of 1981-82 and said that he had paid taxes worth Rs36000. “Anyone can contact my tax dealer Yousuf Islam……..all information about my taxes is available with him,” he added.

Clarifying details of his assets, Khan said that he had bought a piece of land worth Rs 40 million after selling his flat in London.

He said that all details are available on his party’s web site and every property he has bought is on his name rather than on anyone else’s.

Here are the questions he posed:

Why didn't Nawaz Sharif file a lawsuit against the international author Raymond Decker, who had held him responsible for a corruption of $ 417 million in one of his books?

Is he not involved in the graft of $417 million as alleged by Raymond Decker?

Does Sharif family not owe local lenders funds amounting Rs six billion?

Where did Nawaz Sharif get Rs six billion from for buying Mayfair Apartments in England?

What are the details and worth of Sharif family's overseas assets?

How much of national exchequer was spent on his Raiwind's lavish residence?

Where did he get the funds from for setting up a steel mill in Jeddah?

Weren’t Sharif’s bank accounts freeze after Pakistan’s nuclear tests?

Did he not transfer his wealth overnight after the nuclear tests?

Where did the people’s tax money go? How much of the tax money was put into Raiwind?

Did he not stuff his vaults with kickbacks worth billions in the award of motorway project contract?