KARACHI: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has thrown down the gauntlet, that he will quit politics if it is proven that his party has been funded by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.
Ever since his party’s massive rallies in Lahore and Karachi, critics have questioned where the PTI is getting its money from. Many say it is an ‘establishment’ darling and is receiving funding from intelligence agencies.
“I will quit politics if proved that the ISI funded PTI (sic),” Imran wrote on microblogging website Twitter on Thursday.
Imran and other leaders from his party, including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, have claimed that the party receives generous funding from overseas Pakistanis, like Imran’s other successful projects such as Namal College in Imran’s home constituency Mianwali and the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore.
Imran further wrote that his party will never allow the use of Pakistan Army against the country’s own people. “We need to stop this War on Terror which in effect is a war of terror orchestrated by the US (sic),” he wrote.