HARIPUR - PTI Chairman Imran Khan has alleged that police and politicians are both involved the Kasur child abuse case.

Addressing a rally held for the upcoming by-election in NA-19 Haripur on Sunday, Khan said as a father and a human being he was extremely ashamed of what happened in Kasur. “This incident has shamed Pakistan in the world,” he added.

He said his party would raise voice in the National Assembly to seek exemplary punishment for those involved in producing and selling illicit videos of child sexual abuse.

He said contest was between old and new Pakistan, adding change was not far now and people should make a decision either to walk the old path or make a new Pakistan.

The PTI chief said the change could not be brought with mere talks instead it happens with a change in prevailing system.

Khan said he had offered re-election after the reports of maladministration emerged. He said it was unprecedented that a minister was languishing in jail to ensure accountability in the province. “When was a minister picked up by an accountability commission? Change will come only when police treat a commoner and a minister alike,” he said referring to arrest of a PTI minister in a corruption scam.

He said the old style of politics had failed and people had understood everything including their rights. “There will be a time in Punjab and other provinces that people will seek their rights after seeing how empowered people are in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he added.

Khan said that revolution had begun through the local body system in KP adding that every decision in the KP province will be taken by the elected representatives and not the chief minister. The PTI chief, however, said that his party was facing hurdles in bringing reforms in health and education sectors in the province. “I request the people, who are creating hindrances in our efforts to change system in KP hospitals to please facilitate the change for the poor,” he added.

Khan said for the first time Finance Commission Awards would be given that would also force people of Punjab and Sindh to seek the funds from their provincial governments. The KP government would disperse funds in every tehseil, union council and village that would enable the people to use the money according to their wishes, he added.

Online adds: PTI senior leader Mehmoodur Rasheed on Sunday lashed out at PML-N government over massive child sex abuse scandal in the province.

“This incident is a slap in the face of claims of good governance by the Punjab government,” said Rasheed as he spoke to reporters after visiting families of the victims in Kasur.

Rasheed claimed that the matter had nothing to do with a land dispute as claimed by police officials and alleged that law enforcers were trying to cover up the scandal.

“Such a crime continued to take place at such a large scale here and the government stayed asleep. I demand on behalf of the PTI and Chairman Imran Khan that all these culprits not only be apprehended immediately but also be tried under military courts,” he said.

Rasheed demanded that the culprits involved in the heinous crime be awarded the strictest of punishment so that nobody would dare to attempt such acts in the future.