Questioners of PM’s wealth have shady consciences: Khawaja Asif


ISLAMABAD: Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that those who are questioning the Prime Minister over Panama leaks do not have the right to do so as their consciences are shaded.


While addressing National Assembly’s session, Asif said that if taxpayers’ money should not be misused so does charity for Shaukat Khanum hospital.

The hospital that Imran Khan owns did not publish its balance sheets for three years, he said.

The federal minister said that Shaukat Khanum’s issue did not erupt but was developed by Khan himself. He criticised PTI chief saying that those who he abused during sit-in days at D-Chowk included Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khurshid Shah.

Family of the Prime Minister is running welfare organization as well but does not make it public, the Defense Minister said.

Asif pointed out that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government is not allotting the ministry pieces of land for two grid stations. The federal minister denounced Imran Khan’s explanation regarding his offshore company that was established in 1980s.

He said that Panama leaks are not the yardstick to know the difference between right and wrong. Offshore companies, whether in Panama, Virgin Islands or New Jersey, all are wrong, he said.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Chairman does not draw any differences between raising funds for his political party and the hospital. He raised questions over around Rs 40 million that were collected to build houses in flood-hit areas by Imran Khan Foundation.

He asked Khan to explain how those funds were utilized.