PTI will steer campaign against corruption 'till the end', says Imran

Party will join farmers' protest in Lahore on May 23, announces PTI chairman in Faisalabad rally

News Desk May 20, 2016
Express News screen-grab of PTI chairman Imran Khan addressing a public rally in Faisalabad on May 20, 2016.

Imran Khan announced on Friday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will take opposition parties on board to reach a logical conclusion of the Panama leaks probe.

"We will go till the end to expose the corrupt, even if we have to walk alone or take it to the streets again," PTI chairman said while addressing a public rally at Faisalabad's Dhobi Ghat Ground on Friday.

Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama last month showed the premier’s three children – sons, Hassan and Hussain, and his daughter, Maryam – owned at least three offshore holding companies registered in the British Virgin Islands.

"We will win this war against corruption and everything will become crystal clear in the days to come," he added.

The PTI chairman also announced to join farmers on May 23 in Lahore against, what he called, the anti-people policies of the government.

"We are witnessing a closure of factories in Faisalabad and a rise in poverty, unemployment and inflation; burdening commoners with more taxes as a result," Imran maintained.

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He reiterated Pakistanis had $200 billion lying abroad and that the money had to be brought back.

While continuing his criticism of the rulers, Imran said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not respond to any of the questions pertaining to alleged offshore holdings, their sources or taxes paid on them.

Imran said unless the rulers did not stop looting this country, the future was bleak.

“A corrupt ruler cannot hold others responsible for corruption and, thus, is required to be free of corruption himself,” Imran added.

Regarding allegations about his own sources of earning, Imran said selling of his flat in London helped him own property in Bani Gala and earn a living.

The participants of the rally were also shown a video comprising statements of the Sharif family and the interior minister regarding the assets held abroad.

'New K-P'

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Earlier today, while addressing a public rally in PTI stronghold of Mingora in K-P, PM Nawaz pledged to bring about 'real change' in the province.

The premier, while on his public-outreach campaign in the wake of Panama leaks, announced several projects for K-P's uplift.

Though the premier has written to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to form a judicial commission probing the leaks, opposition, mainly led by PTI, has been insisting on mutually agreed terms of reference.

It also contends that the PM step down while an investigation into the monetary revelation is carried out.


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sterry | 5 years ago | Reply Imran Khan forgot about his own off shore account but then divulged the information when he realized it would come out. He is sounding more and more like a hypocrite who is just keen on taking over regardless of the harm that may come to the country. Things are going well in Pakistan and more has been done to bring stability and progress in the last 3 years than in a long time. This scares Imran Khan which is why he can only use dharnas to get in. Educated Pakistanis are sick of his games and just want him to behave better and clean up his childish language.
salman | 5 years ago | Reply @NHA: 1) doesnt shehbaz sharif break mics every so often. And talk about dragging politicians through the streets? 2) yes, i have heatd about the policies, because i actually bothered to read their policies. You can too.....go to pti website and you can read the manifesto. Let us know what you think about it..
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