PTI chairman calls PM Nawaz ‘king of corruption’
Heating up the debate on Panama Papers controversy, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman has called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the ‘king of corruption’.
“Our people should vow to fight corruption and hold Nawaz Sharif, who is the king of corruption, accountable,” Imran Khan said while speaking to a charged audience at the party rally in Bannu on Wednesday.
The PTI chief raised questions about the premier’s properties and alleged offshore wealth.
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“Nawaz Sharif set up 28 factories during his rule, following which the masses turned poor but his family rich,” he said.
He asked the prime minister to answer the questions raised in the wake of Panama Paper leaks, as his offspring have been named to have offshore assets.
Perturbed over the delay in investigation by the commission, Imran urged the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take action against the prime minister, saying it was the body’s duty to act against any sitting public servant involved in corruption.
“I want to ask the NAB chairman that it’s your responsibility to take action against Nawaz because you have the evidence and through accountability this matter can be resolved within weeks,” the PTI chief said.
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Imran asks Fazl to change his party name
The PTI chairman suggested Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chairman Fazlur Rahman to change his party name.
“You (Fazlur Rahman) should rename your party name as ‘corruption bacahao party’…the name of your party is derogatory towards Islam and Islamic scholars,” he said.
Stampede in PTI jalsa injures one
Meanwhile, owing to stampede in the rally, at least one person was injured after hundreds of participants tried to exit the venue at once.
According to Express News, one of the two pillars of the entrance gate of the venue collapsed, resulting in the mishap.