India trying to sabotage moves against corruption: Imran

PTI chief says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has become a 'security risk' for Pakistan

News Desk October 25, 2016
PTI chief Imran Khan talking to media outside his residence in Islamabad on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. SCREENGRAB

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday claimed India was involved in creating chaos in Pakistan to sabotage moves against corruption.

“A new doctrine has originated in India which aims to implode Pakistan because they have failed to defeat us militarily,” Imran told journalists outside his Islamabad residence as he was about to leave for Quetta to condole the deaths of security officials in Tuesday’s militant attack on a police training centre near the provincial capital.

‘Nawaz has become a security risk for Pakistan’

The PTI chief said Pakistan’s nuclear-armed arch rival did not want an inside political reform movement to succeed. “Whenever we plan to launch a reform movement against corruption in the country such terror attacks happen,” Imran said, claiming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had become a “security risk” for the country.

“When Balochistan Chief Minister is saying that India was involved in sabotaging law and order in the province then why does our prime minister not raise his voice on the issue on global forums,” he questioned. “The PM failed to raise the issue of RAW’s terror financing in Pakistan and the arrest of its agent Kul Bhushan Yadav from Balochistan during his UN visit.”

The cricketer-turned-politician claimed that Nawaz had become a security risk for the country in the current circumstance as the prime minister was only interested in saving himself from the accountability in wake of the Panama Papers revelations. “His only aim is to save himself from the repercussions of the revelations regarding his corruption in Panama leaks,” he said.

The PTI leader demanded the government to highlight the names of those government officials who were involved in leaking the crucial information regarding a high-level security meeting in Islamabad.

Imran cancels Abbottabad visit

Announcing the cancellation of his Abbottabad visit which had been scheduled for Tuesday [today], the PTI chairman said he would now leave for Quetta to inquire after the injured victims of the Tuesday’s militant attack on the police training centre.

Imran, however, clarified that his party did not announce any change in its plan to lockdown Islamabad on November 2 in a protest against alleged corruption of Sharif family.

‘Federal government responsible for Quetta attack’

The PTI chairman held the federal government responsible for Monday’s attack on the police training centre.

“The prime minister should have given more attention to the province which has recently been a target of terrorists,” Imran said while speaking to reporters outside Civil Hospital Quetta, where he inquired after the injured victims of the Monday’s attack.

Condemning the incident, Imran said every Pakistani stood by the victims as he demanded a thorough investigation into the incident. “Rs30 billion are being spent every year in Balochistan over law and order but still the security arrangements were not adequate which aided the attackers,” he upheld.

The PTI chief went on to say that the ongoing nexus between corruption and terrorism should be abolished to stop any such events from happening in the future.

Commenting on his party’s plan to lockdown Islamabad on November 2, Imran said: “It will be a decisive day in Pakistan’s history and his party will hold the protest at all costs.”


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F Khan | 4 years ago | Reply What a waste of name, reputation and goodwill.
Nisar | 4 years ago | Reply One track mind of this guy is revolting.
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