Lahore: Cricketer turned politician and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that if he fails to declare his assets in Lahore and abroad, he would be jailed for corruption. Addressing the party’s anti-corruption rally in Lahore yesterday, Khan said Sharif should tell the people about the funding of millions of dollars to his sons for setting up off-shore companies. He reiterated his demand from the Pakistan Prime Minister to step down over Panama Papers leaks in which his sons’ names surfaced for off-shore holdings.
The PTI chief alleged that Sharif family had only one factory in 1980s before coming to power, however, now after years of staying in power the family owns many factories. He also alleged that the PML-N government had spent billions from the taxpayers’ money for development of the Sharif family’s residential area Raiwind estate. Various opposition parties have rejected the terms of reference of the proposed judicial commission to probe the Panama Papers scandal saying that these are aimed at covering up the premier’s corruption.
A massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents on April 3 revealed secret offshore dealings of world leaders and celebrities, including three of his children for owning London real estate through offshore companies.