KARACHI – Reiterating his previous stance, PTI Chief Imran Khan on Thursday demanded to make declaring of financial assets mandatory for contesting elections for every candidate in the country.Addressing the Karachi Bar Council, he said he wishes to follow principles of politics being practiced in the western countries. He added that for taking part in the elections in the West from union council elections to those for contesting for the office of the prime minister and the president, the leader first declares his financial assets, the amount of taxes he had paid and his sources of income. Without these three things, one cannot be a candidate abroad and if they lie about even one thing, he/she does not just lose post, but goes to jail, PTI chief said, adding that lying under oath can get one a jail sentence in the western country. He said that being a former cricketer in England, he knows how expensive a foreign tour can be. He lamented that the present leaders despite their minuscule ‘declared assets’ were making extravagant foreign trips.He said that the current leaders say they are “democratically elected”, but do not even know the meaning of it. Khan said that the first thing in democracy is accountability and transparency. He questioned from where they got the money and added that they do not even pay their taxes.Referring to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Fasih Bukhari’s statement of daily corruption worth Rs8 billion per day, he added that those who are indulging in the corruption have made a law for themselves that does not let the court to touch them.SEMINAR HELD IN CONNECTION WITH YOUTH POLICY: A seminar was organised by the Department of Youth Affairs, government of Sindh, in Dadu.An official of the Department said here on Thursday that the seminar was held on the directive of the Provincial Minister for Youth Affairs, Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari. He said that it was aimed at ascertaining the problems of the youngsters to be incorporated in the fourth policy for the youths.Similar workshops have already been conducted in Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas while eight more would be conducted in different cities and towns in the province. The seminar at Dadu held on Wednesday was addressed by Deputy Secretary of the Department, Salim Siddiqui, Deputy Commissioner Dadu, Nasir Abbas Soomro, Executive director of NGO Bargad, Ms. Sabiha Shaheen. They appreciated the efforts being made by Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari towards the betterment and welfare of the youngsters in the province.They said that holding of such seminar would help in framing an effective youth policy.