Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that the rulers appoint NAB and FIA heads to save them instead of eliminating corruption, while four witnesses of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz have already died.
Addressing a rally in Sharaqpur on Wednesday, he said that the incumbent rulers would never let the institutions strengthen. “I have never favoured anyone during the three and a half years of my government,” he said and added “neither I want judges nor army chief of my choice but want to bring people to office on merit, who are in favour of strengthening the institutions.”
He hoped that the people of Sharaqpur will again vote for the PTI candidate in the upcoming by-election, adding that this election is part of Pakistan’s “Haqiqi Azadi” because culprits have been imposed in the country who plundered country’s wealth.
Earlier, Imran Khan, while addressing a ceremony in the federal capital, said that what would be worse for the country than Sharif’s getting another NRO.
The PTI Chairman said that if he had stacked money abroad, he would not have the courage to say “absolutely not”.
Criticizing government policies, Imran Khan said that a slowdown in the economy will result in more unemployment and it will become more difficult for the salaried class to make their ends meet.
Earlier, speaking to reporters outside the IHC, Imran Khan said that the PTI was the only party that practised “legal political fundraising” and termed the funding raised by other political parties “bogus”.
He also accused Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja of not bringing to light the funding details of other parties. “He is like their family member and a biased man,” Imran alleged..
Imran Khan said that in the 60s, the world used to give the example of Pakistan because our country was competing with Singapore. He added that the rule of law makes a difference. The size of the country’s Northern Areas in the Rule of Law Index is double that of Switzerland, adding that the most prosperous country in the world as it ranks ninety-nine in the Rule of Law Index, Imran said.
“When I was the prime minister, I did not enjoy absolute power because the actual centre of power in the country lay elsewhere, and everyone knows where that is,” Imran added.