Pakistan

ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan hit out at Prime Minister, calling him “godfather of corruption,” adding that the corruption was a major hurdle in foreign investment in the country. He was addressing a public meeting in Abbottabad on Sunday.


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The PTI chief said it was corruption that was depriving the masses of education and employment.

He said masses were the biggest power to prevent rulers from corruption. “PML-N-led government has stolen public money worth Rs62 billion. Our prime minister has been caught red-handed. We cannot progress until the corrupt people are taken to the task.”

PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that Panama Papers Leaks raising the subject of Sharif family’s properties in London were just the tip of the iceberg. “The Joint Investigation Team would reveal a lot more,” he said.

He said that it was a pity that “loans are taken by someone else and paid by the nation.” “Nawaz Sharif didn’t keep anything on his name, instead he acquired things under his children’s name,” he said.

He said Saeed Ahmed had been appointed the president of National Bank of Pakistan as a reward for “helping Nawaz Sharif in committing money laundering.”

Imran Khan in his address paid tribute to the struggle of Kashmiris, who he said are being brutally oppressed by the Indian forces since years.

The event, being held at Abbottabad’s degree college ground, was earlier addressed by senior party leaders from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the centre.

Earlier, speaking to the media at the venue, provincial minister of the PTI-led cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mushtaq Ghani, said 20,000 chairs have been set up at the ground to accommodate PTI supporters.