Imran to be disqualified for evasion of taxes, misdeclaration of assets: Talal

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry Thursday said chief of Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan would be disqualified for evading taxes, misdeclaring assets and laundering money.

Speaking to mediamen here after hearing of a case against Imran Khan, he said Supreme Court of Pakistan heard the case of Imran Khan and gave him numerous opportunities but he could not satisfy the court about his assets.

He said for years, Imran Khan did not declare his flat in London to tax authorities and only declared it through a money whitening scheme.

Now Imran Khan wanted that he should not be disqualified for misdeclaring his assets and his illegal act should only be called “an innocent omission and mistake”.

The minister said in the Panama Papers case, former prime minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for not receiving salary from his son and undue haste was shown in his case.

He said it was unfortunate that an attempt was made to remove Nawaz Sharif from the politics of country.

He said now Imran Khan was telling the court that Jemima Khan gave him millions of dollars and all this amount was unaccounted for.

“Imran Khan will be exposed before the public for his lies,” he added.

The minister said Ishaq Dar was indicted in just 48 hours but leaders of PPP were not indicted in NAB cases even after lapse of six months.

He said Pakistan Muslim League(N) was facing cases in courts and those who were conspiring against his party were being exposed.

The ultimate court was the court of the people which would decide through election, who will govern the country, he asserted.

He said intelligence agencies were national institutions and Imran Khan did wrong by talking about the activities of head of an intelligence agency.

To a question, Talal said PPP was supporting laws which were made by a dictator while opposing laws made by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

The minister said Interior Ministry wrote the letter to the Election Commission about proscribed organizations on the recommendations of intelligence agencies.

To a question, he said on the instructions of Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, he was coordinating with departments to ensure freedom of press, adding he will facilitate media for coverage of hearings in accountability court.