PM destroying key institutions to hide corruption: Imran Khan

PTI chief says NAB, FBR have lost credibility by not issuing notices over Panama Leaks issue

News Desk August 29, 2016
PTI chief says NAB, FBR have lost credibility by not issuing notices over Panama Leaks issue. PHOTO: IMRAN KHAN OFFICIAL/FACEBOOK

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that his party has filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Addressing the journalists, Imran said, "The premier has been destroying key institutions to hide corruption." The PTI chief reiterated that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had lost credibility by failing to issue notices in the wake of the Panama Papers controversy. "Nawaz Sharif lied to the nation in order to transfer wealth abroad," Imran stated.

PTI petitions SC against PM today

“After much deliberation, we have decided to file a petition against Nawaz Sharif in SC,” Imran told the media on Sunday in Lahore. The party has sought disqualification of Nawaz as well as an inquiry into the Panamagate scandal, the head of PTI’s media department, Iftikhar Durrani, told The Express Tribune. He admitted the party had been divided over approaching the apex court.

The petition was drafted by two leading lawyers, Naeem Bokhari, and a former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association [SCBA], Hamid Khan, he said. Durrani said, “We will submit documents regarding properties purchased [in London] during 1993 and 1996.” These properties were later attached in Al-Toufiq case in 1999, but Nawaz claimed he had purchased these properties in 2005. “How these properties could be attached by the court [in the UK] back in 1998 if they were purchased in 2005?” he questioned.

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Meanwhile, Imran Khan said his party would send delegations to different political parties to formally invite them to join their September 3 rally in Lahore. “We will appear on our container but will also invite all opposition parties to bring their containers too,” he added.

Dismissing reservations that the party would fail to ensure a huge turnout at the rally, he said the PTI would come out with "full force". He said the prime minister was trying to create doubts about his party’s street agitation. “Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N are products of dictatorship,” he said, adding that democratic parties always reached out to the masses.


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Dong | 7 years ago | Reply We can tell where our tax dollars are being spent. Maryam Nawaz Social media team appears on every comment regarding PTI or IK and their task is to bash him. I wonder what she thinks they're going to achieve with this?. Overwhelming majority of Pakistanis are fed up with corrupt institutions.
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