ISLAMABAD, June 16: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is targeting the army and judiciary through pretension of conspiracy.
While addressing a press conference to announce the inclusion of former PPP leader Imtiaz Safdar Warraich in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf at the Banigala in Islamabad on Friday, Imran Khan said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lied over the Qatari prince’s letter to the Supreme Court of Pakistan and National Assembly (NA).
“Had the Qatari letter been true there would have been at least a banking transaction, When Nawaz Sharif addressed the assembly, there was no mention of the Qatari prince – but the name was suddenly mentioned in the Supreme Court,” said the PTI chief while
Imran claimed that the prime minister had started from a single factory and later expanded to 30 factories while remaining in power.
“This is corruption,” said the PTI chairman, “Nawaz Sharif is accused of corruption, money laundering, concealment of assets and tax evasion.”
The PTI chairman reiterated his earlier demand from the premier and said Nawaz must disclose his source of income from which he bought the London flats. “The ruling party is making the JIT controversial as they have failed to manage and bribe it,” said Imran Khan.
Imran Khan also said that in case the government would not follow the Supreme Court’s decision in true letter and spirit, he will bring the masses on the streets.
“The Pakistani nation stands with the Supreme Court and the JIT,” he said. The PTI Chairman again reiterated that the Supreme Court should order the prime minister’s resignation until the conclusion of the JIT probe. Threats to Panamagate JIT will result into mass agitation, Imran warned.
He said that the entire nation is standing behind the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigating the Panamagate case and will not let the rulers pressurize them.
“The team must not feel threatened or worried by the threats being hurled at them as they have the support of the masses,” Imran told reporters.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, after his maiden appearance before the JIT, cautioned if the people’s mandate is not respected and conspirators continue to further their ‘specific agendas’, “then not only democracy but the country’s security will be at stake”.
According to the premier, he had been held accountable for every single penny, saying a milestone had been achieved that day as for the sake of law and supremacy of the Constitution his family and he presented themselves for accountability, once again.
“This mandate is not given to you for corruption and money laundering,” Imran said, “Does being elected representatives grant you a license to loot and plunder the masses.” Despite PML-N claims, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif didn’t appear before JIT as ‘ordinary citizen’
“PML-N leaders, through their statements, are also hinting at not accepting the verdict,” Imran Khan said. “We will make you accept the JIT’s decision; the masses will and your supporters, if taken to streets, will be numbered in front of a sea of people supporting the judiciary.”
“The Supreme Court, its chief justice, and the JIT enjoy complete support of the masses,” Imran Khan added, “The nation is longing for justice against the thieves which would happen for the first time in the country.”
The PTI chairman went on to say the PML-N had been trying to make the JIT controversial as they could not buy their loyalties. “The Sharifs are used to bribing people but were unable to bribe the investigating team.”
Referring to the premier’s statement of a larger JIT in 2018 or general elections, Imran Khan asked if being elected grants one the license to be involved in corruption.
This nation is in debt because of the ongoing corruption and money laundering, he said, adding that the Qatari prince’s letter was a fraud. “The PM did not produce that letter for eight months and suddenly brought it out after his address at the Parliament,” he said. Imran claimed PTI will sweep the 2018 general elections. – Sabah