Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had agreed to help each other ‘take turns to loot Pakistan’.
“The Charter of Democracy, signed by PML-N and PPP in 2006, is a joint-venture aimed at plundering Pakistan’s wealth,” Imran said in his address to supporters at D-Chowk. “Under the deal, both parties’ leaders [Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari] agreed to loot Pakistan by turns and help each other to wipe out all other parties from the political field through rigging,” he added.
Imran accused PPP and PML-N leaders of laundering Pakistani money to foreign banks while being protected by the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
“The country’s economy has reached the brink of collapse due to tax evasion and corruption sponsored by the [PPP and PML-N] governments,” he said. “Pakistan cannot progress as long as both these parties are present [in power].”
“Come what may, I will not leave [D-Chowk] without Nawaz’s resignation,” he added.
Imran denied being part of any London plan.
Meanwhile, the PTI chief said incentives would be given to the police, judges and teachers in his ‘New Pakistan’ to create a progressive society.
“Every position will be filled on merit and no Gullu Butt will be recruited in Police,” he said. “Like Nawaz, I will not give out a top post to any of our family members.”
Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2014.