LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday while addressing the party s rally organised at the Charing Cross in Lahore stated that all opposition parties will demand the PM to constitute a commission under the Chief Justice (CJ) in the joint meeting to be held tomorrow (May 2). He stated that accountability needs to be done of the PM, not the 200 others named in the Panama Leaks. He added that the PM has no moral authority to stay as the country s Prime Minister any longer.
“Allegations against the PM have been proven in the Panama Leaks”, he said, adding that he will not step back from the promises he has made. Khan said that the party workers need to ready as he can give them a call to organise sit-in outside the PM s residence in Raiwind after getting done with rallies in other cities. PTI chief said that PM Nawaz will be the first one to be accounted and added that this is the time to strengthen the institutions of the country. Imran stated that PM Nawaz is doing business in the country, adding that if it is proven that he is involved in corruption then he will have to go to jail. He said that Rs 11 billion were spent in the construction of the Raiwind estate, adding that the six camp offices of the Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Shehbaz Sharif are being operated on the taxes payed by the people. He said that 2700 policemen are deployed in Jati-Umra for the security of the Sharif family.
He stated that a rally will be organised in Faislabad next Sunday. PTI chief said that this is the decisive time for Pakistan. He said that PM Nawaz took on-board his younger brother, Shehbaz Sharif, to support him in regards to the Panama Leaks investigation. “PM s cheeks turn red whenever he is asked of accountability”, he said and inquired that how can a country prosper if its leaders are corrupt. He said that the Prime Minister will have to answer the allegations placed on him as this is a democratic setup. “I fear PM will again inaugurate the Motorway (out of confusion) he stated, further adding that it is quite easy to make money while being part of the government.
Khan criticised federal ministers belonging to PML-N and while referring to Federal Minister Khawaja Asif, he inquired “who will cater to the Rs 500 billion corruption done in the WAPDA?” Khan inquired “whether nations develop through the construction of roads or underpasses?” and added that nations are made through justice and equality. He said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers will have to answer before God. Khan stated that the country will suffer badly if the corrupt system is allowed to operate.
Imran Khan stated that if the nation demands accountability from the Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, then the fate of the nation can be changed. He said that he has closely observed the Western society, adding that people in the West have extraordinary expectations from their leaders. He said that United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron was scrutinised by the British parliament after he was named in the Panama Papers. Furthermore, he added that American presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton had to resign as they were found involved in immoral activities.
Khan said that he started his war against corruption 20 years ago. He said that people are unaware that what is corruption and how it is being done in the country. PTI chief shared his experiences of dealing with corruption during the early years of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) adding that he had the opportunity to make billions through corruption after investing in machines used for the treatment in cancer.
On the account of International Workers Day, Khan said that Pakistan faces huge levels of poverty in current times, adding that in New Pakistan the workers will be given rights based on international agreements. He said that our society has forgotten the labourers and that he shall not allow the country to be looted on the basis of privatisation. He added that 1.5 million lost their jobs in 2 years, he stated that we are unaware of the conditions faced by the labourers in the country in modern times. He said he will focus towards the villages after getting done with the Panama Leaks investigation issue.
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