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Imran Khan to sue Sharif for taking money from Osama

10 May 2017 | By Gaurav Jeyaraman
More trouble for Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has moved the Supreme Court seeking filing of charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for receiving funds from Osama Bin laden in the 1980s.

The revelations about the money were made in the book "Khalid Khawaja: Shaheed-e-Aman", about the life of an ISI agent.

The book claims Sharif took $15 million to promote jihad in Kashmir and Afghanistan.

In context: More trouble for Nawaz Sharif

10 May 2017Imran Khan to sue Sharif for taking money from Osama

AllegationsWhat are the allegations?

The allegations date back to the 1980s an 1990s.

It was alleged that Osama Bin laden paid Sharif $15 million to spread jihad in Kashmir and Afghanistan.

Reportedly, several opposition parties also took money from the army and ISI to overthrow Benazir Bhutto and form an opposition to the Pakistan People's Party.

PTI called it "a shady chapter in the country's political history."

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