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Fawad Ch contradicts IK, says won’t pursue case against Khanzada

ISLAMABAD: Senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry contradicts PTI Chairman Imran Khan and claimed that criminal proceedings will be done against Mir Ibrahim, not Shahzeb Khanzada as Imran Khan claimed.

In a tweet, Fawad said, “Not Khanzada it will be criminal proceedings against your boss Mir Ibrahim “ChabiKaKhilona is not worth it…”

The Pakistan Daily reached out to Fawad Chaudhry regarding his recent statement but he didn’t respond.

Earlier, Imran Khan announced to file legal suits against Jang Group in London and ‘wanted absconder’ Umar Farooq Zahoor in Dubai for leveling allegations against party Chief Imran Khan vis-a-vis Toshakhana gifts.

Taking to his twitter account, Imran Khan wrote, “Enough is enough,” about Geo News‘ Shahzeb Khanzada’s interview with Dubai-based businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor. The millionaire revealed on the show that he had purchased the watch and other items gifted by Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to Imran Khan.

“Yesterday Geo & Khanzada supported by Handlers slandered me through a baseless story cooked up by a known fraudster & internationally wanted criminal. I have spoken to my lawyers & I plan to sue Geo, Khanzada & the fraudster not only in Pak but also in UK & UAE [sic],” tweeted Khan.

Meanwhile, Senior Journalist Shahzeb Khanzada raised multiple questions over the Toshakhana transactions after PTI Chairman Imran Khan threatened to take him, Geo News, and Dubai-based businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor to court.

After Khan’s threat, Khanzada spoke over the phone with Geo News and told the former prime minister that all stories are aired after due diligence and he was ready to accept the PTI chief’s challenge.

The journalist asked that if Khan believes that Zahoor was a “fraudster”, then why does he have the gifts? “If [Khan] did not sell the gifts to him, then whom did he sell it to?”

“We always run a story after complete investigation. It isn’t our responsibility to find out to whom were the gifts sold; it is Imran Khan’s responsibility to tell the people,” he said.

Berating the former prime minister, Khanzada said that every time he hosts a show regarding PTI, he makes sure that the party’s leaders are invited, but they never show up.

“We will face the PTI chairman in any court he wants to go,” Khanzada said.

Khanzada, apart from other questions, demanded Khan to answer 11 important questions: 

Why were the gifts sold via Farah Gogi for $2 million dollars?

If Imran Khan did not sell them, then how did they reach Umar Farooq?

If the gifts were sold not to Umar Farooq, then to whom?

Was the money brought to Pakistan after gifts were sold?

If the money was brought to Pakistan, then where is the banking transaction?

If money was not brought to Pakistan, then where is this huge amount of cash?

Why were the transactions shown as nearly $6 million and not $28 million?

Did Imran Khan evade filing taxes or did he hide the money trail by not disclosing these transactions?

In 2019, the gifts were priced at over Rs1 billion.

Why were the gifts bought from Toshakhana by only paying a little over Rs20 million?

Why was the national exchequer dealt damages of more than Rs1 billion?

This comes as, Zahoor claimed in the Geo News programme ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath’, that the PTI government had sold the expensive Graff wristwatch for $2 million in cash, worth approximately Rs280m at the time of sale in 2019.

Zahoor claimed that he had bought the watch through former accoun­ta­bility minister Shahzad Akbar and Farah Khan, a close aide of Imran’s wife Bushra Bibi.

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