Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday hit back at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his speech a day ago, saying instead of ‘making an innocent face’, the premier must present himself for accountability.
Talking to journalists outside his Bani Gala residence before his departure for Multan, Imran said Nawaz Sharif had spoken about everything except the Panama leaks during his address, “which reflects how serious he is about accountability.”
“The 2018 general elections are too far and what we want from him is to present himself for accountability in the Panama leaks which show his illegal fortune made by his children within a very short span of time,” he added.
“Mian Panama Sharif, people will not forget your corruption,” Imran thundered, accusing the premier of “making a mockery” of the party’s polls. “We cannot even hope for elections from them as Nawaz Sharif is running his political business like a dictator,” he added.
“The PML-N is mistaken if they think they can form a government in KP through rigging, as people have become politically aware on how to get rights,” he added.
The PTI has announced a lockdown of Islamabad on November 2 in pursuance of the party’s demand for the premier’s ‘resignation or accountability’ following the Panama leaks.
However, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned the PTI chief for a hearing on the same day regarding a reference calling for his and Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification.
To a question about the hearing, Imran accused ECP of siding with the ruling government in the 2013 general election, adding “the ECP and PML-N contested the 2013 elections together.”
“ECP can do whatever it wants till 2pm on November 02 and then there will be a tsunami of people all over the capital which no one can control as it is now or never as the people have decided to make the Sharifs accountable,” he remarked.
“If Nawaz Sharif has not done anything wrong, why he is afraid of facing accountability,” he said, adding, “the people who are afraid of accountability are with Nawaz Sharif, the rest will be in Islamabad on November 2,” he claimed.
Imran also alleged that the PML-N government had concealed matters pertaining to the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He maintained the project is not being undertaken in a transparent manner, as it is not clear what the sources of loans were. -Business Recorder