Urging the prime minister to ‘come clean on the Panama Papers revelations’, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has announced to march towards Raiwind – Nawaz Sharif’s private residence – on September 24.
“Inshallah, on Sept 24 I will bring people from across Pakistan to Raiwind,” he said while addressing a party rally in Karachi’s Nishtar Park on Tuesday. “I am inviting the entire nation to participate in the march.”
The PTI chairman said the premier had destroyed the institutions and will never allow institutional reforms.
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.
Imran said the National Assembly speaker could not save the prime minister from his movement against corruption. “The speaker who grabbed his seat by rigging the elections twice cannot save Nawaz Sharif now,” he said.
After Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain delivered his anti-Pakistan speech, Imran said, he decided to show strength in Karachi.
“I want to tell Muhajirs [immigarnts]… they don’t have to prove their loyalties towards Pakistan, and [that they] are ready to sacrifice their lives for the country,” he said.
Criticising Altaf, the PTI chairman said the MQM chief was responsible for introducing terrorism in the country.
“Altaf said in his speech that Pakistan was a centre of terrorism. I want to tell him [Altaf] that it was he who introduced terrorism and imposed fear in the city.”