LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Sunday that the party’s candidate for NA-120 by-election, Dr Yasmin Rashid, was up against the whole state along with Kulsoom Nawaz.
Addressing a press conference, Khan slammed Inspector-General Punjab for not taking any action when PTI’s female workers were allegedly pushed by PML-N representatives in the constituency.
“Safeguarding the lives of people is the responsibility of IG Punjab,” he said. “If the IG doesn’t do his job properly, we will drag him through the courts,” he added.
Imran Khan slammed the Election Commission of Pakistan for being a silent spectator as PML-N allegedly used government resources in campaigning for the NA-120 by-election.
“This is not the Pakistan wherein the Sharif family does whatever it wants to do,” he said.
Imran flayed NAB as well, stating that Asif Ali Zardari’s acquittal in several cases was proof that PPP and PML-N had an understanding with each other.
“They have held institutions hostage,” said Imran. “Our Ehtisaab commission caught our own minister,” he added.
Referring to Zardari’s acquittal, Imran said that this was the main reason why PML-N and PPP had joined hands to appoint the NAB chief.
“Had a JIT not been formed by the apex court, Nawaz Sharif would also have been acquitted,” said Imran. – Samaa
Story first published: 27th August 2017