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MCB report contains evidence of Chaudries' loans write-off : Imran

* I'd be already in power if Jews were supporting me, says PTI chief
ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), told newsmen on Tuesday that the 'Chaudhries of Gujrat' had got loans amounting to Rs 241.39 million written off by different financial institutions of the country but still the returning officer accepted their nomination papers for contesting the October elections.
Mr Khan said under elections law, a loan defaulter and a person who had his debts written off was not allowed to contest the polls. He said the documents released by the Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) in its annual report for the year 2000, says that Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Ch Pervez Elahi, as the directors of the Punjab Sugar Mills Vehari, had got loans of Rs 22.792 million written off, and in November 1996 loans of Rs 218.598 million were also written off by the Bankers Equity Limited. The loans were given to the Punjab Sugar Mills.
"Under these circumstances the credibility of the Election Commission (EC) has become more doubtful. The PTI has asked the chief election commissioner to disqualify the Chaudries of Gujrat from contesting the polls as the documentary evidence proves beyond any doubt that they violated the 'Declaration of Oath'. The Oath clearly states that any candidate or his immediate family member is disqualified to contest the polls if he/she is a defaulter or has loans written off amounting to Rs 2 million or more," Mr Khan said.
He said the EC should work according to its own law to gain more credibility. He warned of writing a letter to the president and the commission on pre-poll rigging.
Mr Khan said if the Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) would win the general elections, then the credit would go to Tariq Aziz, the principle secretary to the chief executive, who made the "King's party". He said the PTI was discussing the 'double standard of the government' with Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the Pakistan People's Party and the PML (Nawaz).
The former cricketer said if the Jewish lobby were supporting him, he'd already be in power as the United States plays a role in establishing the government through the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He said his party would not boycott the polls but if the government continued to rig the polls, then a dangerous situation could arise.

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