Imran terms PML-N party polls a mockery


Pakistan—Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday hit back at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech a day earlier, demanding a response to accusations of corruption levelled against the premier and his family after the Panama revelations. PM Nawaz, addressing a gathering after the PML-N’s intra-party elections on Tuesday said that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were looking for those who had promised them a new Pakistan. “Today, the Instead of serving the people of their province, they are wasting time dancing on containers,” the premier said. Imran Khan in Islamabad said that Nawaz had spoken about “everything except Panamagate” during his address. “2018 [general election] is far away. He has to answer now on the Panama leaks,” he said. “Mian Panama Sharif, people will not forget your corruption,” Imran thundered, accusing the premier of “making a mockery” of the party’s polls. “We cannot even hope for elections from them as Nawaz Sharif is running his political business like a dictator,” he alleged. “The PML-N is mistaken if they think they can form a government in KP through rigging.” The PTI has announced a lockdown of Islamabad on November 2 in pursuance of the party’s demand for the premier’s ‘resignation or accountability’ following Panamagate.