Lahore: Pakistan’s cricketer-turned- politician Imran Khan has claimed that President Asif Ali Zardari, Chief Ministers of three provinces and 61 per cent of MPs have never paid any taxes, reflecting the widespread corruption in the country.
Khan alleged that Zardari and former Premier Nawaz Sharif were hand in glove. While Sharif had paid only Rs 5,000 as tax, Zardari paid no tax, he claimed.
About 61 per cent of Pakistan’s Parliamentarians and Chief Ministers of three provinces have also never paid any taxes, he claimed.
Khan appealed to the Supreme Court to reopen a case filed by former Air Force chief Asghar Khan so that the nation could know how much money politicians had received from an intelligence agency, which he did not identify.
He also asked Sharif to return Rs 3.5 million that he had allegedly received from an intelligence agency.
“Sharif had convinced me to boycott the 2008 election but then he could not keep his own word and went for the polls,” he said.
“Sharif has wrongly been taking credit for the restoration of deposed Supreme Court judges, as he terminated his march (aimed at reinstating them) at Gujranwala after getting an assurance that the PML-N would be given the government in Punjab,” Khan said.
Denying the PML-N’s allegation that the ISI was promoting his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party, Khan said the PML-N had been enjoying such patronage. Zeenews