Nawaz Sharif Received Funds From Osama To Create Trouble In Kashmir: PTI Leader Alleges
Islamabad: Upping the ante against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the opposition party led by Imran Khan – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf alleged that Sharif took money from Al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden to promote jihad in Kashmir.
Imran Khan and his party are demanding the resignation of Sharif over alleged corruption. Media reported on Monday that Fawad Choudhry leader of PTI party said that he would file a petition in the apex court of Pakistan seeking admission of a case against Sharif for taking funds from a foreigner to undermine and conspire against the country.
Basing on the interviews and excerpts from a book, ‘Kalid Khawaja: Shaheed-e-Aman’, by the wife of a former inter-services intelligence spy Khalid Khawaja, PTI is making its claim. She was brutally murdered by Pakistani Taliban in 2010.
Express Tribune which published a report regarding the issue stated, “Relying on the revelations made in certain and a book, PTI intends to open a shady chapter in the country’s political history from the late 1980s in an apparent bid to further malign Sharif.”
The report added that interviews and book claim that Sharif took money amounting to Rs. 1.5 billion from former al- Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden to promote jihad in Kashmir and Afghanistan. The interviews also claim that of the total amount, Rs. 270 million was spent to support a no-confidence move against Benazir Bhutto in 1989, the report added.
But, in 2013, PTI leader Masood Sharif Khan Khattak, who happened to be former director general of the intelligence bureau, submitted a statement before the apex court in a case related to embezzlement of IB funds in 1989.
In his statement, Kattak claimed that the force behind the vote of no confidence against Bhutto in 1989 was not Sharif but former president Ghulam Ishaq Khan and former army chief Mirza Aslam Baig, the report said.
However, Chaudhry said that Sharif played an active part in several conspiracies against the elected governments. Last week Imran Khan’s party announced to open another legal battle against Nawaz Sharif.