PTI ready to join opposition grand alliance on Panamagate: Imran

Imran demanded justice for the unjustified targeted killing of Fazal Raheem

SHEHARYAR ALI December 29, 2016
Submits evidence related to UK high court decision in Hudaibiya Paper Mills case. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: PTI is ready to join a possible grand alliance of opposition parties on Panama Papers, the party’s chief Imran Khan said after he touched down in Karachi on Thursday before heading to inaugurate the third Shaukat Khanum cancer hospital in the country here.

He said that his party was even willing to support PPP if it launched any anti-government campaign on corruption.

Terming corruption the biggest problem confronting Pakistan, Imran said that although the PPP had not made any contact in this regard, but “if they contact us, we will respond after holding intra-party consultations”.

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Later, Imran Khan also visited Bab-ul-Ilm Imam Bargah in North Nazimabad, residences of a party worker Fazal Raheem, who died recently, and singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed.

Imran said that military courts and Rangers should continue to work because people trust them.

Citing data produced by law-enforcement agencies, he said that people of Karachi expressed satisfaction over the performance of Rangers because the crime rate in Karachi had rapidly declined.

According to him, Sindh police’s performance was unsatisfactory, and the policing system needed a lot of improvement, including an end to political interference.

“How can we take Pakistan forward with corrupt and incompetent leaders? … The common man will continue to suffer until a system of justice is not enforced. We will not keep mum over corruption,” said Imran.

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Commenting on the killing of his party’s worker, Imran demanded justice for the “unjustified targeted killing of Fazal Raheem”.

“We are following the case of martyred Zohra Shahid and seeking justice in that case too.” He also called for a transparent inquiry of the recent plane crash.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2016.


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