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Imran Khan angered over charities allegation

12 August, 2016

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday expressed anger over the deliberate falsehoods and allegations concocted by the PML-N propaganda cell overseen by Maryam Nawaz using public money to target his charities.

According to the press statement, Imran Khan stated these charities were being targeted with false accusations in a desperate bid to divert the public's attention away from the Panama Papers revelations about the Sharif family's money laundering, tax evasion and concealment of assets. Khan said the Sharifs had crossed all limits of corruption.

He pointed out that first Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) had been targeted without verifying any of the allegations despite the fact that the SKMTH was spending Rs 4 billion a year to provide free cancer treatment to the poor and needy. All this was raised through donations from the public, which has consistently reposed its trust in the SKMT charity. As expected, the propaganda stood immediately exposed as a pack of lies and donations to SKMT rose in the wake of this propaganda attack.

Khan went on to add that now the same PML-N propaganda cell under Maryam Nawaz's supervision sought to target NUML where 90% of students are provided free education culminating in a Bradford University degree - which would otherwise cost a student at least Rs 20-30 million. The lies stood exposed by a trustee of NUML who is also the designated point man for the charity in the UK by the name of Tahir Nawaz.

The chairman pointed out that this gang used the official news agency. Tahir Nawaz has revealed that the Metro newspaper denied ever mentioning NUML, nor had the Charities Commission begun any investigation into any IK charity. In fact the Charities Commission also categorically denied that any investigation was ongoing. Furthermore, Tahir Nawaz has also pointed out on record that he had details of all bank accounts and fundraisers and no money was ever sent to Dubai, let alone to any of IK's sisters or offshore investments. Imran also reminded people that the accounts of NUML College were in the public domain and could be verified by anyone interested.

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