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Imran takes swipe at opponents over Shaukat Khanum embezzlement allegation

LAHORE: Expressing dismay over allegations of embezzlement in funds of Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said that hospitals are spared and exempted from attack even during war like situation but his political opponents do not miss a chance to make unnecessary criticism, ARY News reported.

Addressing an award distribution ceremony held under Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Khan said those levelling baseless allegations should rather call for investigation and send him to prison if allegations proved true.

Lauding efforts of various artists, Khan said the artists have contributed a lot for establishing the hospital where 75 per cent of cancer patients get free medical treatment.

“After Peshawar and Lahore, we are building a cancer hospital in Karachi,” he said, adding that the hospital has served its patients in an exemplary way.

“No hospital around the world provide such facilities free of cost,” he added.

He said criticism on Shaukat Khanum hospital is beyond his understanding since there is no other cancer hospital in the country while urging his opponents to restrain making unnecessary criticism for their political rivalry with him.

Khan accused Lahore Development Authority (LDA) for impeding development work within the hospital premises by raising unwarranted objections on building maps, adding, similar kind of hindrances are faced for acquiring electricity connections.

Later, he distributed awards among corporate donors.



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