ATTOCK - Continuing his tirade against the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan said the two parties looted the resource-rich country and they must be held accountable for the plunder.

“Around the world, judges carry out accountability of corrupt leaders while here Nawaz Sharif is talking about accountability by the people, he said at his public meeting in Attock.

Former district nazim Tahir Sadiq from PML-Q with his supporters also announced joining the PTI at the event. Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi, former state minister Malik Amin Aslam, MNA Zain Elahi, Attock District Council Chairperson Eman Tahir and other notables were also present.

Imran said: “Corrupt leaders like Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari come to power to satiate their desires without doing any service to the country.” Welcoming Sadiq and his supporters to the PTI, the chairman said: “Twenty-one-year ago when I started talking about he loot and plunder of corrupt leaders, no one listen to me but now the people have understood my point of view which reflects that people are now awakening.”

He said corruption was the biggest problem and root cause of all evils and his party would uproot it at any cost. The PTI chief said that these corrupt leaders were now confused and spewing poison against the army and the judiciary, as both did not rescue these corrupt leaders. “After coming to power, resources of the country will be utilised for development and welfare of its people. Now, the people have realised that who is sincere to the country.”

He said in China, corrupt leaders are sent to gallows while here corrupt and disqualified people are leading political parties and enjoying VVIP protocol. “In the world, there is two types of politics, one is for personal benefits while the other for public welfare and I believe in the latter,” he said. He said after coming to power, his party will ensure justice at every level. “We will have an independent foreign policy, take decisions in the best interest of the country and no one will dare dictate us,” he said.