Zardari embezzled Rs 6 billion: Imran Khan



Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Friday that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Zardari was involved in embezzlement of Rs 6 billion belonging to the people of Pakistan.

“It was your [Pakistanis] money that he has escaped with. I ask how many people came out of their homes to protest against this?” Khan said, addressing a rally in Islamabad.

The PTI chairman said that it was due to growing corruption that Pakistanis now owed a huge amount of loans.

Khan blasted govt’s economic policies and said, “During the previous government, each Pakistani owed Rs 35,000 and now this amount has reached to Rs 110,000.”

Khan also denounced government restrictions on political campaigning, saying that due to the barricades installed in the capital city he had to take a route through farm fields to reach the campaign venue.

“I especially thank my female supporters who reached the jalsa site despite the barricades,” he said.

The PTI chief also lamented the fact he wasn’t allowed to campaign for LG elections as a party chairman.

“If we have democracy in our country, is it not my right to come to my people and talk to them?” Khan questioned.

He said that while the prime minister could go to Lodhran and give a package of Rs 2.5 billion because of the upcoming elections, he was not allowed to get involved in political campaigns.

“Give me example of any democracy where a party chairman is not allowed to address a gathering?” Concluding the speech, Khan said his party was not alone as the people stood beside him.

“When the next election comes, we will not even need to campaign. Our work in KP will speak for itself,” he said.