Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan today announced a new Police Act for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Waqt News reported. Khan says the provincial government is working on the progress of the police.

While addressing the media, PTI said there will be no political interference in police work. “In Punjab the police has been destroyed due to political interference,” he said. “We want to make police a strong institute that will be answerable to public.”

Khan highlighted the need to give the police their due powers.

“Police will emerge as a strong institute because it will be given powers. The police has been working under the British Law. In 2002 efforts were made to change it, but bureaucracy and other elements did not let it happen. However, we are going ahead with it now,” Khan said. The PTI chairman said while there are differences, all stakeholders are gradually arriving on the same page.

While answering a question regarding the Women Protection Bill and the opposition of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Khan said the proposed bill was sent to CII because the provincial government didn’t want it to be declared un-Islamic.

“If the bill is called un-Islamic then it will further aggravate the situation of women especially in rural areas,” he claimed. “The bill has been prepared by our female leadership and we have not yet received any reply from CII.”

On the issue of Panama Leaks, PTI head said that he will address the issue on the Assembly floor. “It is a highly critical issue. Pakistan is the lowest tax giving state and it is because of money laundering and investments in foreign markets by the political leadership,” Khan said.

The PTI chief criticised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s address to the nation yesterday where he discussed his family’s foreign investments and the claims of Panama Papers.

“Nawaz Sharif told his story like he is the most deprived one. But on the other hand his family has billions of dollars worth of businesses and properties abroad. They have to answer the nation about this,” Khan said. He added that no one will accept the judicial commission headed by a retired judge to probe the claims of Panama leaks.

On the question of Ehtesab Commission the PTI chief said that the Ehtesab Commission Act has been evaluated. “We have reviewed it and we have addressed the reservations of the previous chairman of the Commission.”