ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tareek-e- Insaaf (PTI) chairmen Imran Khan has urged the political leaders to pay their taxes honestly and not to steal the public money.

In a series of tweets here Saturday, Imran Khan said, “When leaders are seen as honest tax payers not stealing public money, people will also pay their taxes.”

Imran Khan said, “Pakistani nation is most generous charity donors but people need to see their leaders pay taxes and desist from siphoning off public money.”

Khan went on to say that federal government’s tax amnesty scheme has failed as it was a scheme to reward tax evaders while penalising honest tax payers.

Commenting on police reforms, PTI chief claimed that PTI's KP government for the first time has brought police out of political influence by empowering Inspector General of Police (IGP) under the law.

He said Colonial 1861 Police Act made subservient to political influence while 2002 police act sought to alter this was resisted by status quo.

Police would be hold accountable before the Public Safety Commission that includes Nazims and Naib Nazims for the first time in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Khan claimed and added that this would end ‘Thana culture.”

Imran challenged Punjab and Sindh provinces to end thana culture and depoliticise their police as KP has done.