PESHAWAR - PTI Chairman Imran Khan has challenged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to form an independent accountability institution on the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Ehtisab Commission, “if he is really sincere with the nation”.

Addressing a mammoth public gathering at Peshawar Northern Bypass on Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief also challenged JUI-F leader Akram Durrani and Fazlur Rahman to topple PTI government, if they have any ‘legal or illegal’ authority.

He severely criticised Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief over Fazl’s repeated alliance with former dictator and corrupt politicians, saying that God forbid if Prime Minister of Pakistan was a Jewish, JUI-F would have been a government coalition partner even then.

Imran said that Nawaz Sharif has got control of the NAB (National Accountability Bureau), FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) and Election Commission of Pakistan but the day will come when PTI make them independent and fully autonomous.

He said that one can see Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police and the independent Ehtisab Commission as a role model for other provinces, and soon major changes will be visible in health sector.

“We are investing in human development and we are preparing our youth to meet future challenges as bridges and flyover do not make a nation rather nations make flyovers and roads if they are honest with their country” he remarked.

“For the past 20 years I had been pointing fingers at Nawaz Sharif for his alleged corruption but no one trusted me on that, but, by the grace of God, everything has become clear after Panama leaks. Now the prime minister must give answer to the nation what he looted, evaded and deposited in offshore companies,” he said.

Imran added that Mian Nawaz Sharif has no moral justification to rule the country as leaders of other countries have resigned over this serious issue of corruption and tax evasion; even British prime minister had to clear his position (regarding Panama revelations).

He alleged that PM Nawaz Sharif attacked Supreme Court of Pakistan, which is the most secret institution of the country, in his previous tenure and offered BMW car to former COAS Asim Nawaz Janjua as bribe which he refused to take.

He mentioned that PTI is the second largest political force of the country and it is their democratic right to pinpoint flaws and corruption of the government. “If Nawaz Sharif is really sincere with this nation, he must clear his position” and instead of pointing fingers at the opposition parties, he should respond to their allegations.

Imran promised that he will further strengthen the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa institutions and make an effective system of accountability to further facilitate the masses. He said there was a visible difference between Punjab Police and KP Police.

He gave the example of Holy Prophet (SAW) and his companion Khalid Bin Walid, who changed the minds of the people and ruled the world by overpowering the Persian and Roman empires. The Holy Prophet (SAW) and his true companions made it possible through their honesty and truthfulness and that was the reason that people called the Prophet (SAW) Sadiq and Ameen.

Owing to possible action by Election Commission of Pakistan and objection by other political parties, none of the PTI ministers attended the rally which came in the wake of by-election on PK-8.

PTI chief appealed to the nation to choose honest leaders in the upcoming by-elections and hoped that his party would win the seat through support of the masses.

Despite 40 degree centigrade temperature, large number of workers came from the far flung areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to attend PTI rally. Waving party flags, they danced on the party anthems and Pashto songs while paying tributes to their leader Imran Khan. A beautiful show of fireworks was held before the arrival of PTI chief to the venue.

Earlier, PTI workers scuffled with police as they tried to climb on the stage. The police had to fire warning shots to avoid stampede. Around 700 police personnel were deployed at the venue for security.

The arrangements for public gathering were assigned to PTI provincial coordinator Fazal Khan and district Nazim Mohammad Asim. They calmed down the workers soon after the arrival of Imran Khan.