Nawaz's children responsible for his heart problems, says Imran

Published: June 6, 2016
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO:

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO:

KOHAT: Advising Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to present himself for accountability, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said his party will not give up its demand for the premier’s accountability in connection with the Panamagate scandal.

“If the prime minister is not involved in corruption, then why he is running away from accountability?” he asked. “We will not step back and will keep struggling on until Nawaz Sharif and his family is held accountable,” Imran said, while addressing a public rally in Kohat’s Gulshanabad Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Imran said he was not afraid of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for a proposed panel to probe the Panamagate scandal and was ready to offer himself up for accountability. “Under the proposed ToRs, investigations [against graft] can be started both from Nawaz Sharif and me,” he added.

He said Nawaz could clear the matter just by answering four questions. Panama Papers, a trove of leaked documents, revealed in April that Prime Minister Nawaz’s three children were among hundreds of powerful people who stashed away money in an international tax haven.   “However, the prime minister wants to defer the matter till 2018 – the year for the next general elections. However, we will not let them prolong the matter,” he said, adding that “if the premier is not held accountable then we will take to the streets once again.”

Imran said Nawaz Sharif had become a heart patient because of his children as one of his sons gave one statement regarding the Sharif family’s offshore holding while the other gave a different version.

“If they had been consistent in their statements, the premier would not have to face heart problems,” he said. Premier Nawaz is currently recuperating from an open heart surgery at a London hospital.

He said Pakistan needs a leadership which tells the truth, whose assets are not outside the country and who could live and die for Pakistan. “To use one’s government to promote personal interests is corruption,” he added.

The PTI chief said Nawaz has been complaining that his family business had suffered after he came to power. “But the fact is that before coming to power, he [Nawaz] had one factory but after remaining in power for 12 years he has 28 factories,” he claimed.

Presenting his party’s vision, he said the PTI will turn Pakistanis into a brave nation, which will offer financial assistance to other countries rather than borrowing money from them.

He said a revolution could be brought if Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) got enough supply of water. “K-P can not only become self-reliant in food but can also export it if the Chasma Right Link Canal is constructed.”

Hitting out at the JUI-F chief, Imran asked as to how long Maulana Fazlur Rehman could protect Nawaz. “The people should now use ‘diesel’ in their vehicles rather than giving their vote to it,” he said in an apparent reference to the Maulana.

Imran also announced a medical college besides seven road and infrastructure projects for the region. The rally was also attended by K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and PTI central leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (28)

  • kpk
    Jun 6, 2016 - 11:28AM

    So you copy nawaz sharif style of development.announcing road hospital and university.But than you criticised him for doing this in his jalsas.Secondly who is stopping you from developing resources of water.where did the 350 dams many more lies do we have to hear.why does the budget go under utilised for the kpk from the last 3 years and you are still talking about developing water reserves Recommend

  • debilitator
    Jun 6, 2016 - 11:40AM

    thats a cheap statement, Imran…..

    a fan of yoursRecommend

  • Malik Saab
    Jun 6, 2016 - 12:48PM

    That is a pretty low blow type of statement. Was not expecting it from Imran Khan. Anway Now i can understand that from where all the PTI kids get their inspiration while disrespecting and abusing on the social media. Recommend

  • HHK
    Jun 6, 2016 - 1:25PM

    Yes i do agree with Imran, Sharif family should be penalized for this massive corruption.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jun 6, 2016 - 1:27PM

    Presumably he had a brain scan after he fell from that forklift pallet…. However, me thinks more tests are required to establish IK’s current IQ and EQ…Recommend

  • Lal shah
    Jun 6, 2016 - 1:27PM

    A cheap uneducated statement coming from an Oxford graduate. Extremely insensitive. I am a PTI supporter and this sort of mentality is seriously putting me off.Recommend

  • bilal
    Jun 6, 2016 - 1:51PM

    It is just sad to see you go down to such level Imran. Instead of nation building, your focus has been on divide and conquer. I have a few friends because they were mesmerized by your hate speeches against everyone. Please be who you are, but never take away democratic pluralism from this nation. I will be your number one supporter if, by the end of your tenure, you show tangible and sustainable change within KP. For me, Pakistan comes first and not any political affiliation.Recommend

  • Faran Akhtar
    Jun 6, 2016 - 2:53PM

    That is the truth people. All of PM assets are at his children’s name. He might refuse that i don’t have property but he can never refuse to his belonging towards his children. If anyone is hurting Pakistan, socially, economically or politically then that person should be punished offering no sympathy. I stands with you Khan, You are the most truthful and patriot person to Pakistan among people i ever heard of in my life :)Recommend

  • Faran Akhtar
    Jun 6, 2016 - 2:58PM

    A question from every Pakistani. Is the Law of Pakistan is strong enough that if it can bring PM to justice without any delay? Panama matter will solved or it will be forgotten by creating diversions? Is not khan is saying right that PM is ruling a kingdom if we can not bring our superior into justice?Recommend

  • pk007
    Jun 6, 2016 - 3:05PM

    Imran you are the big reason why Pakistani politics has become so low and dirty. You give examples of the West, but haven’t you seen or hasn’t anyone told you no one says this kind of stuff ?Recommend

  • Kickass
    Jun 6, 2016 - 3:22PM

    KPK budget is not underutilized but used with proper planning and on public projects not on a aircraft worth 2 billion for Chief Minister of Punjab. Get it?Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jun 6, 2016 - 3:55PM

    No doubt, raising a child and providing him or her necessities of life is a very difficult job. It makes every parent tense and most of the time sick too. To live a worry free life, let others raise your children which exactly our Khan is doing. This guy will always be young and healthy because he is not only spending others money, they are taking care of his children too. Recommend

  • Javed Mirani
    Jun 6, 2016 - 4:20PM

    corruption is like treason. it can hurt nation security and progress. Recommend

  • Ashfaq
    Jun 6, 2016 - 4:27PM

    To be a mature likeable politician IK needs to respect his opponents…. This statement now is below the belt totally insensitive

    When will he grow up?Recommend

  • rhean
    Jun 6, 2016 - 5:24PM

    Imran Khan always find some one to blame for any thing under this sky. He thoughts are busy with that only . Accuse and Blame.Recommend

  • Najeebullah
    Jun 6, 2016 - 5:34PM

    I am waiting for the day when this man makes some sense. Recommend

  • kpk
    Jun 6, 2016 - 5:37PM

    @farhan akhtar.i never said not to penalise nawaz and his family.that should be concern are the unfulfilled promises of pti before 2013 elections.
    @kickass.bro there should be some limits which you should never cross while justifying a lie.Pakistan comes first not any political party.
    If it was utilised with so much care than atleast the last year or the year before it should have been utilised.if its unuilised it means kpk didnt get the facilities it whats the point of being so my opiniin it s not being carefull.its being incompetent.Recommend

  • Khilari
    Jun 6, 2016 - 6:40PM

    Now IK is talking ridiculous, going over board. He is making fun of somebody’s illness.Recommend

  • Nessar
    Jun 6, 2016 - 7:54PM

    @ ch.allah dad
    Please grow up and make some sensible comments. IK’s marriage broke down which is why his children are living away from him with their mother. This is hardly rocket science and happens frequently when marriages break down.Recommend

  • F Khan
    Jun 6, 2016 - 10:45PM

    Shame to give such a statement when one is in hospital under going treatment for a life-threatning condition.I don’t see any Oxford & Cambridge in him.Recommend

  • Jun 6, 2016 - 11:57PM

    do you not see federal public sector development budget which has been lapsing for three years. If we talk about outgoing fiscal year PSDP budget, federal govt. could barely use 4 billion PSDP out of total outlay of 7 billion. Rest of budgeted amount has inadvertenly been expired. I wonder and take pity on your bias views, why you people pick a man who is fully determined to transform and make corruption free Pakistan, i think you come into the catogary of those who get their individual gains from PML-N and have nothing concern with the country development, take traders, contracters or patwari for instance. Why do you not take hard fact still even in this advance era of media? A day will arrive for sure, when you will have to admit ground reality.Recommend

  • Jun 7, 2016 - 12:01AM

    do you not see federal public sector development budget which has been lapsing for three years. If we talk about outgoing fiscal year, federal govt. could barely use 4 billion of PSDP funds out of total allocate funds of 7 billion. I wonder and take pity on your bias views, why you people pick a man who is fully determined to transform and make corruption free Pakistan, i think you come into the catogary of those who get their individual gains from PML-N and have nothing concern with country development, take traders, contracters or patwari for instance. Why do you not take hard fact still even in this advance era of media? A day will arrive for sure, when you will have to admit ground reality. Recommend

  • Jun 7, 2016 - 12:20AM

    @F Khan:
    It’s shameful for you indeed, giving such a low comment on occasion when tiny childern are dying of hunger in Thar, did you happen to think about their detiorating condition. oh no guy! how much do you care about nawaz health? It’s a bit of your slavery level. As a patriotic citizen have you ever bothered to think about guiltless people who had lost their lives in various accidents due to govt. lapses?Recommend

  • kpk
    Jun 7, 2016 - 10:55AM

    @farahan ali.provide the proof of what you said.i dont get any personal gains from PMLN .i am a kpk resident and voted for pti and was fooled by the empty promises of pti All i ask is why is the money not being spent on in kpk.You might sit in punjab or karachi and support him.why dont you come to kpk and see it youllrself.
    How many more promises and blaming others before the budget can be utilised and we get the promised jobs and health facilities.our did nawaz stop kpk from developing.i suggest all punjabi and sindhi supporters of pti to come to kpk and see what trouble are we going through and wht pti has done for us

  • F Khan
    Jun 7, 2016 - 11:07AM

    @Farhan Ali:Stay on the issue and do not beat about the bush with thar etc.That’s the problem with you pti fans,anyone who disagrees with your leader has to be shamed & bashed, even if he is right.Just read how many comments condemning from different people are in this news comments section alone.It is you who should be ashamed rather then me when your Oxford/Cambridge leader is talking such mean and low.Recommend

  • Kickass
    Jun 7, 2016 - 2:57PM

    @F Khan:
    Shame on the person who is fooling people like you. Look at his picture leaving hospital. This is a man who has had quadruple heart bypass surgery the other day! Looks like he is coming out of Gym! Change your glasses and do visit some neurosurgeon.Recommend

  • oats
    Jun 7, 2016 - 8:35PM

    @HHK: What corruption? Have you special eyes that can see things that are not proved or you just want to say things in Ramadan without proof? Even Imran Khan has off shore accounts so why not be fair. I am disappointed that Imran Khan used such cheap language not fitting for someone who pretends he is capable of ruling Pak.Recommend

  • oats
    Jun 7, 2016 - 8:43PM

    @F Khan: Imran Khan’s comments should be condemned and he needs to hear it from his own PTI followers. They don’t realize that they don’t him a favour by supporting him when he puts his foot in his mouth. A true PTI well wisher would tell the leader to grow up and behave in a civilized way.Recommend

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