‘Imran founder of offshore companies’
ISLAMABAD—Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan was the founder of offshore companies and his cohorts including Aleem Khan and Je-hangir Tareen have also owned multiple offshore companies, said Senator Mushahidullah Khan. Participating in Budget discussion in Senate as the last speaker, he said the name of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif did not appear in Panama papers.
He wondered why prime minister is being implicated as his family is doing business since 1935, by comparing to other leaders who even did not have known source of income. He said Nawaz Sharif is matchless leader and opposition does not have a leader of such stature.
Criticising the opposition parties, he said provinces receive Rs 2,000 billion per annum from federal divisible pool. Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf were ruling in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively, he added. Despite huge amounts at their disposal in provinces - both have miserably failed to introduce any mega project in their respective provinces, he said.
He said there is no justification of criticism on Punjab projects as the province has launched mega projects by utilising own resources. The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Tehreek-eInsaf were criticising 10 percent increase in government servant salary increase and minimum wages of labour but a cursory look at provincial budget of both provinces transpired that both have enhanced salaries by 10 percent and increased minimum wages by Rs 14000. How a wrong step in Federation became right in province, he questioned.—APP