Imran Khan asks Zardari to declare source of income
CHAKWAL: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday that it was essential to eliminate corruption and tax theft in order to steer the country towards the path of prosperity.
While addressing the PTI Worker’s Convention in Chakwal, he asked President Asif Zardari to make public his source of income and answer as to how he built a 120-canal Bilawal House in Lahore.
“Mr Zardari where did you get the money to construct this fortress-like house? Tell me Zadari, did you pay tax for this money?” Imran Khan questioned.
He also took to task Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and said the budget of the entire Punjab Province had been spent on the construction of 27-km-long road and the Metro Bus Project.
Imran Khan said that the people of Punjab were fighting a war of life and death while on the other hand the provincial government was busy spending lavishly.
“Only Rs 80-to-90 billion were spent on the Metro Bus project just to win the polls as the Sharif government had done nothing to serve the people during the past five years.
Imran Khan also rejected the notion that the reconstitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) may delay the general election.
He said that the PTI had not been consulted over the caretaker setup. The PTI chief said that he would claim wickets of both the PPP and the PML-N simultaneously with one ball.
Imran said that he had been advocating for the past nine years that the US-led war on terror should not be fought by Pakistan and the country should hold talks with the Taliban, but he was called “Taliban Khan”.
He said that the ruling parties were in consensus to rule the country turn-by-turn, and this time around they would also join hands to contest the election on a single platform in order to counter the PTI.
Imran Khan vowed, that the PTI would defeat the PPP and PML-N even if the election was held under the umpires of their choice.
“It is vital to eliminate corruption and tax theft from the country, to make Pakistan a prosperous and welfare state,” he stated.
Imran Khan said that after coming into power, the PTI would not only collect money from tax theft, but it would make sure to spend it on the welfare of the masses.