Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Senator Mushaidullah to a debate.

Chohan held a news conference on Wednesday in which he said Mushaidullah’s job was to make sure people fight all day. The provincial information minister added that Mushaidullah had started his politics from a small house and had reached this point through flattery of the Sharif family. “I challenge you to appear on any TV channel with me one on one or debate me at any chowk. I will prove how honest you and your leader are.”

‘Airing private video a crime’

Chohan said airing the video of a meeting between PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Tariq Cheema and PTI’s Jahangir Tareen was a crime.

“Airing of any video on a TV channel made with a private camera is a criminal act according to Pemra rules.”

When asked by reporters that the video had come from the office of Elahi, the information minister said this was not correct.

The minister informed reporters that Jahangir Tareen would attend meetings as a worker of the PTI.

‘Zardari involved in corruption’

Chohan alleged that former president Asif Ali Zardari was involved in corruption, stealing and land grabbing. “In the Oxford dictionary corruption means Zardari and Zardari means corruption,” Chohan said, adding that the Pakistan Peoples Party should explain to their leader that money cannot be taken out of the country through Ayyan any longer and that the party had suffered in standing by Zardari.

Chohan praised the work being done by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar, stating that for the first time 5,000 fake accounts had been uncovered. Chohan alleged that the former leadership of the country was corrupt and had assets abroad. “Annually approximately Rs1,000 billion is laundered from Pakistan. An Iqama would be presented anytime money laundering was mentioned. Iqama was a means for money laundering and stealing.”

‘Aleema Khan has never held government office’

Chohan said Aleema Khan had never held any government or official post and a probe against her was not being stopped. The minister added that assets could be accumulated abroad through legitimate means.

Earlier this month, Aleema Khan the sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan submitted a reply in the Federal Investigation Agency regarding owning properties abroad.