Leaders running country like East India Company: Imran


Staff Reporter

The incumbent leaders of Pakistan are running the country in the same manner the British ran East India Company, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan claimed while addressing his party’s first public gathering in Quetta in five years.
“Our country is being run like a company,” he said, “In Sindh, we have Zardari’s companies, In Balochistan its Fazlur Rehman and Achakzai companies, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa we have Asfandyar’s companies.”
“They are getting richer and richer with each passing day by exploiting the country’s resources and taking them out of Pakistan,” said the PTI chief. Pakistan is full of natural resources, and with the current potential it can become the richest country in the world, Khan said.
“If the laundered money is spent on the youth in the country, it will help develop assets for us in the form of skilled individuals,” he said.
Citing Germany and Japan as examples, the PTI chief said that these countries invested on their own people and now they are developed countries.
Turning to the Panama Papers case, Imran asked prime minister, “Nawaz Sharif, the people want you to speak the truth. They ask you, what business interests do you have outside Pakistan?”
Imran was of the view that, “In any democracy, a person cannot become the leader unless he discloses his business interests.”
He also urged Pakistanis living abroad to bring forth information on the foreign businesses of Nawaz Sharif.
Discussing recent steps taken by the incumbent government to control anti-state content on social media, the PTI chief described these acts as an attempt to silence the voice of masses.