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PTI chief levels money laundering allegations against Sharifs

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 January 2018, 18:34 IST
Imran Khan (ANI)

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Thursday alleged that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family are involved in money laundering worth Rs 1.14 billion.

Speaking at a press conference, Khan alleged that the money laundering was done through a network of 16 companies including FZE Capital and Hills Metal.

"I want to congratulate my team who have made new revelations", Khan said.

The PTI chief disclosed that Sharif sent Pakistani Rs 800 million to his daughter Maryam Nawaz, while around Rs 240 million was laundered through employees of the Sharif family and Punjab Police.

He further said the SECP's (Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan) investigation revealed that Nawaz sent Rs 20 million to Chaudhry Sugar Mills.

Khan accused that the Sharif family acquired money through corruption in the country and laundered it to abroad.

"There cannot be a more open and shut case than this", Khan said.

All the details would be sent to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and other organisations for further investigation, he added.

"We are talking about the prime minister of this country who was doing this," he said. "Had this been a civilised nation, he would have been in jail rather than saying asking 'mujhe kyun nikala' (why was I thrown out)?"

Khan also attacked Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for his stance in the Pakistan Assembly today and said, "Give me a precedent of any assembly in the world which makes a law to that favours someone who steals from the people and lies in the court".

Earlier on Wednesday, PTI leader Khan lambasted the "mafia" rule of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)-led central government, saying that Sharif was creating scams every day and did not believe in democracy.


First published: 18 January 2018, 18:34 IST