Nawaz’s disqualification brings change in country: Imran

KARACHI – Referring the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by Supreme Court in Panama Papers case, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that dragging ‘God father of corruption’ in court was a historical episode. Khan expressed these views while addressing lawyers at Karachi Bar Association here on Thursday at Jinnah Auditorium.

“History is evident none of the powerful man was brought in the court of justice, Nawaz Sharif being aware of his power know that he would not be brought in courts of justice but PTI without any fear stood firm against the rule of corruption and doctorial system of Nawaz Sharif. Our movement is still in progress as party is moving with the agenda to bring supremacy of the judiciary in the country as it is the only way to put the country on path of progress and prosperity,” Khan held.

Terming the justice as a key tool of society, the PTI chairman said that country could not progress until existence of separate laws for rich and poor. Law should protect weak against powerful and rule of law is only way to continue the process of democracy in country, he added.

He further said that Nawaz Sharif raised the question ‘Why he was ousted’? was not to prove that he was innocent but it was a threat as how courts dare to question him. The ruling government propagated that democracy is in danger was actually narrating that their corruptions was in danger. We struggled for fifteen month over the case of Panama Papers and after decision brought change in the country, he added.

Talking about the Pak-India relation, he said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is responsible for the aggression between two countries. He said that India is carrying out terrorism in Pakistan using the land of Afghanistan. Pakistan should adopt firm stance over the issue of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav, said Imran.

On the occasion PTI Chairman stressed on the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on immediate basis saying that further delay could restart terrorism in the respective areas. Merger of Fata in KPK is the only way to bring peace in the area and delay in this case would a cruelty with the people, said Imran and suggested to implement Local Bodies System in Fata to provide basic facilities to the resident.  

Separately, addressing a ceremony hosted by Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Khan said that ineffective policing is the key problem in Karachi as some reports has revealed that about 17,000 policemen in Sindh province were involved in criminal activities. Proper Policing System in Karachi could restore the real image of port city and would also increase the public confidence on law enforcement agencies. Moreover, Imran Khan during the day also visited the party camps established for the membership of PTI in Orangi Town.

Separately, PTI Chief Imran Khan and PSP Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Thursday spoke to each other over the phone to discuss the prevalent political situation of the country.

According to reports, Kamal and Imran Khan spoke on the phone and agreed to meet each other. The cricketer-turned-politician is on a visit of the metropolis and earlier during the day, addressed Karachi Bar.

Reports are doing the rounds that Mustafa Kamal and Imran Khan had earlier met in Dubai where the possibility of an electoral alliance between the two parties had been discussed.

According to a source privy to the meeting, Mustafa Kamal is keen to make an electoral alliance with Khan’s party before the next general elections. PTI, on the other hand, is unwilling to enter into an alliance at this stage, but it is open to other options.

PTI leader Imran Ismail said that he wasn’t aware of any meeting between Imran Khan and Mustafa Kamal.

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