Lahore (August 27, 2017): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that PTI workers are being threatened in NA-120 by-polls, adding that victory in NA-120 would decide who stands by the top court and judiciary in Pakistan and who is against it.
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PTI chief addressed a press conference in Lahore and said that why would the people of Pakistan comply with the courts’ orders when a three-time premier Nawaz Sharif did not respect the top court.
Khan said the PTI candidate Dr Yasmin Rahid was not going to contest against Begum Kulsoom Nawaz but the state.
He alleged that the government resources were being used in the election campaign for the Lahore by-poll, saying Maryam Nawaz had held a meeting at the CM House. Strongly condemning the former president’s acquittal in NAB cases, Khan called upon the nation to raise voice aginst it. He said Zardari owns property worth billions of rupees abroad.
Recalling Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, the PTI chief said he would also have acquitted if the Joint Investigations Team (JIT) was not formed under the supervision of Supreme Court.
Khan alleged that billions of Rupees that belonged to Pakistan were transferred to foreign bank accounts by corrupt leaders. He said that PTI needs to sensitize the voters of NA-120 constituency over the importance of the September 17 by-poll.
PTI chief said that Nawaz Sharif lied to the court and that he should have been thrown in a prison. How can we accept the decision of the same NAB, which lacks trust of the apex court, he questioned.
The Supreme Court had earlier expressed lack of trust in NAB chief, he said, adding that democracy could not be strengthened without having strong institutions. He questioned the basis of the Election Commission law that barrs him from running election campaign in Lahore’s NA-120.
Imran Khan said that NA-120 by-elections is the decisive event and that the people of Pakistan would decide ‘which Pakistan’ they want. Khan said that the law should be same for those who steal a bicycle and those who shift billions of Rupees.
Disqualified Nawaz Sharif criticized the apex court in his speech delivered to the lawyers’ convention. The former premier erected ‘palaces’ worth billions in London whilst his premiership. He repeatedly lied and filed bogus documents.