ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rasheed has said that Imran Khan will forget the people of AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan the same way he forget the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after getting their votes.

Talking to media here on Sunday, he said that Imran Khan had an idea of forming his party in AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan on the occasion of the elections.

In a statement issued here, he criticised Khan for launching his party in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan just before the upcoming polls.

“The person he [Imran Khan] chose as his party’s chief in AJK has already been tried and tested in the past,” Rashid remarked.

“Imran Khan is claiming of bringing a change, but in fact he is forming a new party after recycling deserters,” he said.

Pervaiz Rasheed claimed that the PTI had issued a ticket as bribe to purchase the bureaucracy in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. “The PML-N has issued tickets to honest and competent workers who participated in the struggle for democracy.”

The minister said that European Union commentators have declared the 2013 general elections transparent.

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INP adds: The spokesman of the Ministry of Finance on Sunday, while responding to PTI spokesperson’s statement asking Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to disclose his assets and sources of income, said demanding same again is mere mischief mongering, height of ignorance and harping on the same string.

He said that the Finance Minister in his letter to PTI Chief Imran Khan had categorically stated that details of all his sources of income and assets have been regularly reported in his tax returns which he filed with the FBR.

Details of his assets are also annually filed with Election Commission of Pakistan, which makes the same public through gazette notification and anybody can access this information and detail, he added.

The spokesman said that it is once again clarified that contrary to PTI Chief Imran Khan’s claim of Finance Minister sending money to his son from Pakistan to Dubai, Finance Minister actually received from his son from Dubai to Pakistan through proper banking channels in settlement of loan given to his sons, out of his professional earnings abroad during the period 2002 to 2008.

Finance Minister was then working as Financial Advisor and ex-officio Chief Executive, he added.

The apokesman further said that it is pity that instead of realising the mistake after receiving aforesaid letter, the PTI spokesperson continued disseminating baseless and malafide stand in order to mislead people at large.

The spokesman said that just the other day, country’s top economists and professionals in a meeting at national level, endorsed Finance Minister’s repeated calls (to all political parties) for a ‘Charter of Economy’ but it appears that PTI leadership is hell bent to advocate for a ‘Charter of Acrimony’, something which we should all avoid at this critical juncture of our history in the national interest, the spokesman concluded.