LAHORE: Letting no chance of criticising the ruling PML-N government slip by, PTI chief Imran Khan has said that only mafia issues threats to judiciary and not a democratic government.
“The Supreme Court judge was right when he said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is a mafia,” Khan said while speaking to newsmen at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore on Saturday.
“No, not cowards — it is terrorists and the mafia who do such things,” these were the exact words Justice Sheikh Azmat had spoken on Thursday while issuing a show-cause notice to former PML-N senator Nehal Hashmi ‘for maligning the judiciary’. In this regard, Hashmi has been summoned by the top court tomorrow (Monday).
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Sharing the party’s opinion on Hashmi’s threatening speech against senior judges and the JIT members, Khan accused the PML-N of first making party members threaten people and then resign afterwards.
Giving his take on the Qatari prince, Khan claimed, “Everyone knows that the Qatari letter is invalid … they opened six cases against me in order to make a settlement.”
Khan said the whole nation is awaiting the outcome of the joint investigation team’s (JIT) probe. He threatened to hit the roads again if the prime minister ran away to Jeddah to escape accountability.
About making rulers accountable, Khan said, “An impression is being created that the Sharif family has been held accountable repeatedly, which is inaccurate.” He added the Sharif family was being held accountable for the first time.
“It is not the year 1997 that you can attack anyone freely without worrying about the consequences … a lot has changed since then as now people are much aware of such tactics,” said Khan.
“If the Sharif family has not committed any crime, then why are lies being told perpetually? A son is saying one thing, the other one is saying another and the daughter is saying something else.
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Admiring prime minister’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz for her honesty, Khan said that only Kulsoom told the truth and confessed that the London flats were owned by the Sharif family.
“Nawaz Sharif had also spoken the truth once when he said that those who do wrong things do not buy properties in their own names,” said the PTI chief.
The PTI chairman said that money-laundering was destroying the country, claiming that $10 billion is laundered abroad every year. “Every single kid has to pay the debt accumulated due to money-laundering,” he added.
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