Imran Khan seeks explanation over Sahrif's overseas assets

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan today alleged that Minister Nawaz Sharif owned a property in a posh area of London and invested millions of dollars in Europe and demanded an explanation from him.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 11, 2014, 19:31 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan today alleged that Minister Nawaz Sharif owned a property in a posh area of London and invested millions of dollars in Europe and demanded an explanation from him.

Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), claimed that Sharif had made nearly USD 320 million worth of investments in Europe, against which there were no official record of receipts.
"I ask you Nawaz Sharif, where did you get this money from?"

The PTI chief further called for accountability for the Hyde Park property worth Rs 800 million in London, owned by Sharif through Flagship Investments in the name of his son Hussain Nawaz.

"Nawaz will never be held accountable for this in the National Assembly, no one will raise this question since those in the opposition are also corrupt," Khan was quoted by Pakistan Tribune as saying.

Khan also pointed towards four sugar mills owned by the Sharif brothers and how their governance was used to further personal business interests.

He claimed that according to a 2005 report by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP), the Sharif brothers had taken money to supply sugar.

"Nawaz owes TCP Rs510 million," he said.

Imran also vowed to continue demonstrations till Sharif steps down, alleging he came into power through rigged elections.