PTI chief Imran Khan. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced on Tuesday that he would take Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Asif to the courts for his false accusations for the defamation of noble ‘Shaukat Khanum’ project, DawnNews reported.

Addressing a press conference at central secretariat in Islamabad, Khan appealed to the Chief Justice to hear his case as soon as possible.

“I request Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take up this case immediately as the PML-N wants to launch a campaign against Shaukat Khanum Hospital,” he said.

Khan lashed out at Asif for hurling allegations against the charity organization.

He said that the allegations were leveled in Ramzan as the PML-N knew that the Shaukhat Khanum Trust collects the majority of its donations during this month.

By hurling the allegations the lives of patients have been put in jeopardy, Khan said.

He said that if the people stopped giving Zakat and money to the hospital it would be very difficult for it to treat the poor people.

He said that the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital was spending Rs two billion on providing treatment to the poor and the deserving people.

Imran Khan said two other cancer hospitals would also be constructed in Peshawar and Karachi.

The PTI Chairman said that he had challenged Nawaz Sharif with eleven questions on Friday but he has not responded to any one of it as yet.

He said that unlike Sharif he has not made factories for his own benefit but created institutions like Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and Namal college.

He said that he has responded to the allegations of Chaudhry Nisar by showing record of his tax returns of the last 30 years but Nawaz Sharif has not responded to any of his allegation.