ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday came up with new allegations against his political opponents saying that the political parties who have been coming into power again and again were responsible for the recent floods in the country.

Criticising the ruling PML-N and PPP, Imran in a speech to his followers said had these parties built dams, the country might not have faced such floods and subsequent huge devastation.

“There have been rains in India, why it does not face such devastation as a result of such floods,” he said and condemned Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for visiting flood areas for, what he said, media consumption. “I hold those who came into power by turns responsible for floods,” he pointed towards PML-N and PPP. He questioned why all the political parties in the Parliament used to say that the elections were rigged but did not stand by PTI. “This is because Asif Ali Zardari knows that if PML-N rigged election in Punjab then PPP rigged elections in Sindh,” he said.

He also said that verification of result of NA-200 Ghokti, Sindh, where PPP candidate was the winner, showed that in 60 polling stations, 30,000 votes were fake out of 42,000. He said that this was the reason why PPP did not stand by them.

Khan said that according to a FAFEN report, polling scheme of 95 polling stations was changed where ghost polling was held and ballot papers were stamped through rigging. He said that the report showed that in 35 constituencies, the losing candidates were declared winner through rejected votes and these were perhaps the 35 ‘punctures’. “All know about this,” he said.

Imran said that in March 2013, PM Nawaz Sharif gave a statement that he had no home and in October 2013 his assets had increased from 260 million rupees to 2000 million rupees.

Citing the book of a US writer, he alleged that Nawaz Sharif got constructed the motorway with money amounting to 20 billion rupees whose actual cost was Rs 8.5 billion. He said similarly duty fee amounting to Rs 70 billion was waived off in Yellow Cab Scheme and Rs 50 billion, the amount of loan in the scheme, was not paid to banks. He alleged that Sharif family had to pay loans of 6 billion rupees and got kickback of Rs 6 billion through import of wheat from US.

“Why Nawaz Sharif threatens to resigns, this is because he knows Imran Khan will bring back the looted money,” he claimed

The PTI chairman alleged that all mainstream politicians including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not pay taxes.

He also alleged that JUI-F chief Moulana Fazalur Rehman has paid annual tax of Rs 13,462, CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah Rs 33000, and Leader of the Opposition in NA Syed Khurshid Shah Rs 64000, federal minister Ahsan Iqbal Rs 11000 and state minister Abid Sher Ali Rs 22000. He said all these people used o ravel land cruisers and pay very low amount of tax. “I want to say the people sitting in assemblies that their time is over,” he said.

Boasting of his party’s victory in by-election of PP-68 DI Khan, he said that five major parties including PPP, PML-N, JUI-F, formed an alliance against his party candidate but PTI has won that seat. He lashing out at the JUI-F chief said that they would vanish the name of Moulana Fazalur Rehman’s name in the next elections.

Praising his party workers for standing with him for the last 26 days, he said that these 26 days were more important for him than his 18 years struggle of political life. “We will not allow tyrants and cruel to rule us,” he asked his supporters. These cruel elements are sucking the blood of this country while the poor people have to go abroad to have their both ends meet,” he added.

Khan said that the people were coming out for the first time in support of the oppressed class. “I feel sorry when poor Pakistanis cannot see their spouses and children for year because they have to go abroad for their earning,” he said. He promised that when he would come to power, the people would not need to go abroad rather the people of poor countries would come into Pakistan for earning.

At mid night, heavy rain along with winds at the Constitution Avenue severely affected the protest sit-in of the PTI and the protestors including male and female were seen running for a shelter in near-by camps.