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Unless rulers are put behind bars, there is no future for people of Pakistan: Imran Khan

15 May, 2017

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ABBOTTABAD: Hitting back at Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman over his claim that “Jews” had offered him money to back the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) agenda, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday that they should have offered him diesel permits instead.

“I think the Jews made a mistake. They should have offered him [Fazl] diesel permits,” Kaptaan took a jibe at his rival politician while addressing a mammoth party gathering in Abbottabad.

Lashing out at the federal government, the skipper said the country could not progress until the incumbent rulers were sent to jail. “Unless the rulers are put behind bars, there is no future for the people of Pakistan,” he maintained. He added that corruption was the biggest hurdle in Pakistan’s development.

“To bring Pakistan on the path of development and prosperity, it is necessary that corrupt rulers are held accountable for their misdeeds.” Khan claimed that the prime minister was caught red-handed trying to fool the people by saying that his financial interests were all backed by Qataris. “The Qatari letter produced in the Panamagate case to support the Sharif family was fake,” he said. “The PML-N government had embezzled Rs 62 billion from public funds.” Claiming that Pakistan lost $10 billion to money laundering every year, Kaptaan said the country did not face an external threat but one that existed inside it.

On the Panama Papers case, the PTI leader said the joint investigation team formed to probe into the matter would expose the illegally acquired wealth of the Sharif family.

“The only truth Nawaz has told about himself is that nobody does corruption using their own name,” he added. “How can a prime minister eradicate corruption when he is involved in it himself?” he remarked.

The PTI supremo said that the Kashmiris were struggling for freedom from the Indian occupation and he saluted their struggle and cause. He lauded the Kashmiri students, including girls, for coming out for freedom. The captain said the Kashmiris were facing Indian brutalities for the last 26 years but India cannot suppress their freedom struggle.

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