close
Tuesday December 07, 2021

Some people join politics to make money: Imran

By Agencies
May 19, 2018

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday said some people join politics in Pakistan just to make money. "Just compare their (politicians) assets before and after coming to power," Imran said while addressing a book launch ceremony in Lahore. The PTI chief said the political party that takes the reigns of the country next, will deal with a crisis-stricken Pakistan.

Imran said the reason for many countries being ahead of Pakistan is better moral values. "Why is Pakistan left behind? Because societies that cannot provide justice to its masses can never progress," he said. He observed that the country's total debt has risen to Rs2,700 billion in the past 10 years.

In an apparent jibe at the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, Imran said some individuals are trying to pose as Nelson Mandela to save their own Rs300 billion. Meanwhile, Imran Khan thanked the donors in Lahore for breaking the last year’s record of donations for Shaukat Khanum for breaking the last year’s record of donations for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Cancer Hospital.

“Today at the SKMTCH Iftar fundraiser we raised Rs14.5 crores -- breaking the previous year's record of Rs13 crores. I want to thank all our donors in Lahore for their generosity,” he tweeted.