Islamabad, July 6 (TNS): Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has asked the government to clarify their claims about ongoing conspiracies against Nawaz Sharif.
“Who is behind these conspiracies, the Supreme Court or army?” Imran Khan asked in wake of First-Daughter Maryam Nawaz’s remarks while speaking to media.
Maryam Nawaz – a day earlier- had said that her father Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has the ability to bounce back in the face of conspiracies.
Khan claimed that members of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing offshore assets of Prime Minister and his family in Panamagate Case are being threatened.
He alleged that the Sharif family was “burning the country’s money” by bribing the judiciary, media and other officials to hide its corruption.
He said that the nation demanded answers, not the unending drama unfolding in the wake of JIT.
“One family’s corruption is being safeguarded. They’ve bought all the newspapers … They’ve spent money on journalists, on lawyers. They are burning the country’s money to hide their theft, and claiming they are saving democracy,” he alleged.
“They are after the Supreme Court; they are after the military,” Khan alleged adding that “You are destroying institutions while saying you are trying to save democracy.”
“They had said, ‘We are doing business, what are these accusations against us?’,” Khan recalled. “Their entire business has been built up through corruption while in power,” he thundered.
“These Bollywood film scenes you are acting out [are useless]. The people want answers, not drama,” he said, alluding to press conferences following Sharif family members’ appearances before the JIT.
The PTI chief observed that although the PML-N had raised a ruckus over the summons issued to Maryam Nawaz by the JIT, their party members were known for disrespecting women.
“What about the way their [defence] minister [Khawaja Asif] spoke about Shireen Mazari and Firdous Ashiq Awan?” Khan asked, also recalling a xenophobic smear campaign against former spouse Jemima Goldsmith which he said was launched by the PML-N.
Khan also said that he is well aware of what they spoke about former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
“They are also speaking nonsense about Jemima,” Khan said.
“The entire country is with the Supreme Court,” the PTI chief warned. “As soon as they [the PML-N] try anything funny … the entire nation will be waiting for one call,” he said.
“After July 10, see how the public comes out,” he warned of a possible Dharna yet again.