CHAKWAL – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday lashed out at National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and its Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, saying that the nation does not trust the accountability body.
“The entire Pakistani nation will not forgive chairman NAB for giving a clean chit to Asif Ali Zardari,” the PTI chief said while addressing a huge rally in Chakwal district of Punjab.
Imran Khan, who launched PTI’s membership drive 2017 on the occasion, vowed to take Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to NAB for being involved in corrupt practices while undertaking infrastructure projects in Multan.
The anti-corruption watchdog should get ready to sentence Shehbaz Sharif, Imran opined, “as it (NAB) will not be able to get away with pardoning the Nawaz clan this time around.”
Imran also said that the NA-120 by-polls in Lahore will prove that the nation stands with the Supreme Court’s decision. “The nation will have to choose between thieves and the Supreme Court.”
“I was imprisoned for eight days and didn’t come across a single powerful person…I just met the common man in our jails,” Imran said, adding that only the common man – and not corrupt politicians placed in the upper echelons – is held accountable.
At the rally, which was organised to launch the party’s membership drive for 2017, Imran Khan showed the audience the party’s new membership card and told them that it will let the party know of its members’ details, including their residence and constituency.
Through the card, he added, the party would also be able to take their members’ opinions on nominating party members for elections in their respective constituencies.