ATTOCK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that if the ‘thieves’ tried to bring a law to hide their corruption and attempted to suppress judiciary, he would take to the streets along with the youth.
“People like [Asif] Zardari and Nawaz [Sharif] should be not given another chance. How did they become so rich? They have looted the country. People will not spare them,” Khan said while addressing a public gathering at Lalazar Stadium in Attock.
He said that corrupt people were targeting the army and the judiciary which would not be tolerated. “Nawaz and Zardari have formed a nexus to plunder the wealth of the nation,” he alleged.
The PTI chief said that Maryam Nawaz, the ousted PM’s daughter, was still suffering from the shock of accountability. “It has repeatedly been asked why Nawaz was ousted. Now the people will throw him out,” he said.
Khan said Sharif would not be successful in his corrupt practices. “When in power, the PTI will show how fast the country can progress… it will provide free education, improve the government system and strengthen the institutions,” he vowed, adding that he would not let NAB become weak.
He said that the environment was also getting worse under the present government. “We will have to think about our next generations and improve the environment. The PTI has planted 1.18 billion trees in K-P while forests in Punjab have been cut down,” he added.
Demanding early elections in the country, the PTI chief said, “There is nothing like a government in the country. The prime minister is visiting London.” He added that Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif had promised that load-shedding would come to an end but the situation had become even worse.
He said that in China, capital punishment was awarded to those involved in corruption while in Pakistan, there was no such punishment. However, now that the judiciary had become independent, “accountability is being done in the country for the first time”.
Other leaders including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Malik Amin Aslam, Qazi Ahmed Akbar and Changaiz Khan were also present at the public gathering.