PML-N leader and Leader of the Opposition in the national Assembly, was quick to stigmatise Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khans assets as incorrectly stated, with a promise to give correct details of his assets after Ashura. Ch Nisar was reacting to the press conference by Mr Khan, in which he declared his assets. Mr Khan had earlier challenged the Sharif bothers to declare their assets at his Lahore rally last month, and had received the reply that they had filed their asset statements with the Election Commission already. Now it is Mr Khan, who is campaigning on an anti-corruption platform, and who claims that politicians declarations of assets would reveal their corruption. Ch Nisar has asked questions about Mr Khans own assets declaration, made in 2003, when he was elected an MNA. Then, but no longer, it was required for all candidates to file declarations. Mr Khan and the Sharifs assets stand revealed as having both contested elections, and already having made assets declarations. Challenging each others declarations may make good political theatrics, but it does not yield any result. If both, or either, are in any way really serious about unveiling the lacunae in the asset declarations of the other, there is a proper procedure prescribed already, and that is an approach to the judiciary by means of an election petition. Though making an assets declaration is no longer compulsory, the Supreme Court has ruled ineligible those submitting fake degrees, even though members no longer have to be graduates, and by the same token, anyone proved to have falsified an assets declaration, would probably not find much sympathy in future from the judicial forums. The Election Commission is also very meticulous with this set of legislatures in ensuring that they file declarations annually, even though this requirement probably only will last out the life of the present Parliament. The PTI should count it a success that politicians assets have come to the fore. The PTI may be targeting the Sharif bothers, and being targeted in return, but following the process should mean that anyone suspected in the PPP government, seen as very corrupt, would be taken before a court, and given the chance of self-defence that they presently do not have. At the same time, the murk surrounding politicians assets should be dissipated, and if the government has nothing to hide, it should take the necessary legislative measures to make assets declaration a permanent feature rather than a Martial Law innovation which will fall into oblivion.