Labourers paying the price for rulers' massive corruption: Imran

The PTI chairman addresses a protest demonstration organised by unpaid Pakistan Steel Mills workers in Karachi

News Desk September 05, 2016
Express News screen grab of PTI chairman Imran Khan addressing Steel Mills workers in Karachi on September 5, 2016.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said the rulers in the country have looted people’s money and sent it abroad, making labourers and masses to pay the heavy price.

"Your issues will not subside unless you take to the streets and pressurise the rulers to resolve them," Imran said while addressing a protest by Pakistan Steel Mills workers in Karachi on Monday.

He said it was an irony that common people have to pay for those responsible of massive corruption in the country, assuring the workers he will join their protest if the government did not pay them before Eidul Azha.

Imran Khan ups the ante

"I will take people from across the country to march [protest] towards Raiwind against the Nawaz government," he added.

Imran lamented that the PSM, which once earned a revenue of 0.8 billion was lying ineffective for the last 13 months. "Those who are responsible for the destruction of the mills reside in palaces," he remarked.

Regarding the refusal of reference against the premier by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, Imran said it had strengthened his resolve to continue his protest against corruption.

"By refusing a reference against the PM relating to his disqualification [in view of Panama leaks] and forwarding one against me to Election Commission, the Speaker proved he was not impartial in his decisions," he said.

PTI founding members ask Imran to face accountability

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

The rulers have not yet responded to Panama leaks and have instead chosen to cut ribbons to new projects, Imran said. "The problems relating to Steel Mills cannot be resolved through privatisation but by streamlining management of the organisation."


Lolz | 5 years ago | Reply @Really fed up: Anything happening nice in this country? If you still think so then please quit watching PTV.
Really fed up | 5 years ago | Reply This man won't let anything nice happen to this country till he becomes PM.
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