Imran Khan attacks Pak PM Nawaz Sharif over Panamagate
Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan was addressing a big rally in Lahore, organised to target the Prime Minister on alleged corruption.world Updated: Sep 04, 2016 10:07 IST
Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan on Sunday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s name should be placed on Exit Control List (ECL) by the Supreme Court, till the probe into his family members’ off shore holdings revealed in the Panama Papers concludes.
He was addressing a big rally in Lahore, organised to target the Prime Minister on alleged corruption.
“Nawaz Sharif’s name should be placed on ECL till the conclusion of the probe into his family members’ off shore holdings revealed in the Panama Papers. The Supreme Court should order placing his name on the ECL,” Khan said, adding, Sharif will be in jail when he comes to power.
Imran Khan further said his party would march towards Sharif’s Raiwind residence after Eidul Azha (this month) if he (Nawaz) fails to respond his four questions about making assets abroad.
“Nawaz must tell the Pakistani nation how he made billions of rupees and then transferred it abroad. How much tax he paid on the money through which he purchased apartments in London,” he said.
Khan said if Nawaz Sharif thinks he will get away from Panama Leaks, he is seriously mistaken. “Panamagate will not leave Nawaz Sharif,” he said.
Khan also urged the heads of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Federal Investigation to act and start probe against Nawaz Sharif and his family members for their off-shore holdings. He also declared Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a B-team of ruling PML-N.
He said Nawaz Sharif wants the Panama Papers issue to be investigated according to laws dictated by his government. “Along with militant terrorism, Pakistan is also facing economic terrorism,” he said, adding the PML-N is destroying the institutions to avoid accountability.
“I warn the monarchy of Sharifs that our protest is peaceful, so they better not provoke us,” he said.
Imran Khan also praised army chief General Raheel Sharif for refusing to accept extension of his tenure and the new office of field marshal. “Nawaz Sharif tried to bribe Gen Raheel by offering him extension and the office of field marshal but he refused. We salute Gen Raheel,” Imran Khan said.
Gen Raheel’s tenure is completing this November.