Imran denies foreign funding, asks PM to declare assets
01 October, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Dispelling the impression that the 'Azadi sit-in' has received funds from foreign lands Imran Khan, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on Monday asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to declare assets, claiming he will willing resign if even a single property of his is discovered overseas.
"The prime minister should declare out his assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the general public and that my assets are already listed on the website", Imran Khan said. He said country can not progress if its premier is tax evader or involve in corruption. Addressing participants of 'Azadi sit in', PTI chairman alleged that the former regimes have caused the national debt to increase continuously while the few months of incumbent regime has imposed upon every individual Pakistani with a debt of at least 85,000 rupees.
He reminded that loan burden on every Pakistani individual during the reign of Musharraf was at Rs35,000 which grown up to Rs70,000 during the time Asif Ali Zardari was in power while the premier Nawaz Sharif has only reciprocated. "The loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was based on a pre condition that the prices for electricity will be increased and the poor segment of our society was made further vulnerable," Khan said.
Khan claimed that the entire Pakistani nation had awakened now and it has decided not to be oppressed by the rulers any further. "No matter how much support PM Nawaz Sharif succeeds in gathering, but this nation will eventually overthrow him," PTI chairman said.
The PTI chief stated that the drone strikes have begun all over again which is just another form of extra judicial killings. Khan announced that he is to organize a protest demonstration in the city of Mianwali by the coming Thursday and added that on Friday he expects the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to gather at D-Chowk.
He reminded that Afzal Khan who accused the former Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Returning Officers for their involvement in the massive rigging during the General Elections of 2013 was a result of the support of the masses. He added a tribunal judge was asked to open up the re-verification process for six polling stations for PP-147 and the result revealed that out of 4,500 votes at least 3,200 were fake. However, Khan added that the final decision has gone hiding behind the veil of a stay order. He added that for NA-122 at least 60 polling stations out of a total of 117 had bogus votes.
He revealed that to distort the results the Provincial Assembly votes were placed in for National Assembly seats which at the end leads to the deletion of votes. He added that this happened because of the hidden agendas of the Presiding Officers at the polling stations. He held that the form 14 which is the end result of polling at any polling station were not uploaded upon the website of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) with the aim of manipulating the results.
Khan held that no country can reach the heights of developments unless the entire nation struggles and such a result cannot be attained through a shortcut of loans as the loans benefit merely a small fraction of the entire society and leaves the rest of the country vulnerable to hyper inflation. He reminded that Allah also does not help those who do not help themselves and HE rewards only those who struggle. He said that the national expenditure for Pakistan is 3.5 billion rupees however the national income is merely 1.5 billion rupees. Khan reminded that until the income is balanced with the expenditure the country will continue to falter.
"If the Prime Minister of a country is involved in massive corruption then how can that a country flourish and progress", asked Imran Khan. Imran Khan culminated in praising God for awakening the nation as today even an ordinary man is able to raise voice against the anarchist regime of Nawaz Sharif and added that wherever the premier goes he is welcomed by chants of Go Nawaz Go. This he added is a sign that change has arrived.