Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced that his party would take to the streets to launch an “anti-corruption movement”, starting August 7, to protest against the government’s failure to carry out a probe into the Panama leaks, while speaking to media persons in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The PTI chairman said that the PTI would hold a demonstration in front of the NAB office on July 25.

In response to allegations that he was weakening democracy, Imran Khan said he had been struggling for the last 20 years to strengthen democracy, not have martial law imposed.

“We will first run a public awareness campaign before staging a sit-in,” he said.

He added that NAB should have taken action against the Sharif family after the Panama leaks. “NAB has not only failed to open an inquiry against Sharif family, it has exonerated Finance Ishaq Dar from money laundering charges”, he explained.

“The government is taking no interest in finalizing TORs regarding investigations into the Panama leaks,” he said.

“If martial law is imposed in Pakistan, PTI will be the biggest loser,” he said.

Imran said if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not held accountable, no one else could be investigated for corruption either.