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Sunday May 01 2022
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Case against Farah Khan totally wrong: Imran Khan

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PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing a press conference on Sunday, May 1, 2022: Photo: Screengrab/ Geo News
PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing a press conference on Sunday, May 1, 2022: Photo: Screengrab/ Geo News

  • PTI chairman questions NAB whether a case can even be built against Farah Khan as she is not an MNA.
  • The PTI chairman says such cases are being opened to launch an attack on him, reiterates that Farah is innocent.
  • Imran Khan says term "wealth beyond known sources of income" applies to public office holders only.


ISLAMABAD: Finally breaking his silence over the corruption allegations against his wife Bushra Bibi's close aide Farhat Shehzadi aka Farah Khan, former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan deemed the case against Farah "totally wrong."

"She [Farah] has been in the real estate business for 20 years," Imran said Sunday while addressing a press conference in the federal capital.

He said that his former wife Jemima Goldsmith had been booked in a case related to the smuggling of antique tiles as well, adding that his wife Bushra Bibi doesn't have any bank account.

The PTI chairman said that initiating these cases is intended at attacking him, reiterating that Farah is innocent.

"It was implied Farah's riches exponentially grew during three years [...] real estate business has generated a lot of money during the last three years," he said.

"They say that the National Accountability Bureau is independent. First of all, I ask NAB if a case can even be built against Farah Khan or not?" Imran questioned.

He said that the term "wealth beyond known sources of income" applies to public office holders only.

Imran went on to say that the thing that they based the case on is that Farah's husband was an official of a union council from 1997 to 1999.

"She [Farah] wasn't even married to him at that time. How did they book her in the case," he objected.

'PML-N and PPP will give themselves NRO-2'

The PTI chairman took a jibe at the ruling party, saying that former president Pervez Musharraf gave them the first NRO. He said that people should know how much loss is caused to the country.

He said that another major oppression is going to take place as the PML-N and PPP "will end all the cases against themselves."

"They [PML-N and PPP] will give themselves NRO-2 to end the corruption cases against them. Both of them ended the cases against them through settlement," he said.

Imran said that he wants to put the cases against the PML-N and PPP leaders before the nation on the white paper.

He said that all the cases these politicians are facing are from 2008 to 2018, while in PTI's regime, there was only one Federal Investigation Agency graft case worth Rs16 billion.

Criticising Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Imran Khan said: "Abid Sher Ali's father says Rana Sanaullah committed 18 murders".

'Nothing more embarrassing than Rashid Shafiq's arrest'

The PTI chairman condemned the arrest of Sheikh Rashid's nephew Sheikh Rashid Shafiq and said that "there is nothing more embarrassing than what they did to Shafiq."

He claimed that the party members were celebrating the prayer ceremony and they got to know what happened in Masjid-e-Nabawi PBUH.

"Shame on them who are accusing us of ordering hooliganism in Madinah," he said.

He further stated that the government doesn't have an idea about "how angry Pakistanis are with them."

"The same will happen to them when they will go to people as half of the nation is supporting PTI after seeing their faces."

We don't trust CEC

Imran said that PTI doesn't trust Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja, adding that the CEC would influence the courts.

Imran said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) must take action if the CEC does not hold the elections within 90 days in line with the Constitution.

Moreover, he said that PTI will record peaceful protests in Islamabad and families would attend them too.