Imran Khan proclaimed offender but not being arrested: Daniyal Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Privatization Daniyal Aziz Wednesday said chief of Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan was a proclaimed offender in a case of terrorism, but he was moving around in the country and was even holding public meetings in Islamabad but was not being arrested.

Speaking to mediamen outside the Supreme Court, he said Imran Khan did not declare his London flat in his tax returns and nomination papers for elections.

He said offshore company of Imran Khan, Niazi Services Limited was in operation since 2015 and funds were coming in it.

He said PTI was getting foreign funding and every detail was on record.

Unknown people sent Imran Khan millions of dollars, he claimed.

Daniyal said Imran Khan was running away from judicial proceedings and was not appearing before the courts.

“Instead of hiding from courts, Imran Khan should present evidence in court.”

He said the lawyer of Imran Khan had admitted that his client committed illegal acts.

The minister said it was surprising that no record was sought from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) against Jehangir Tareen, who was fined millions of rupees for insider trading.

Evidence was available in the cases against Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen, he added.

He said serious accusations had surfaced against the PTI leaders, but the court was still not seeking the record of unnamed properties of Jehangir Tareen.

He said the cases against Sharif family were conducted in great haste and the court asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to decide the reference in six months.

He said the cases against Nawaz Sharif were baseless, adding record against Nawaz Sharif was brought from all over the world but in the case of PTI leaders, record had gone missing.