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Former KP governor Iftikhar Shah joins PTI

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PESHAWAR: Former governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Iftikhar Hussain Shah has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), announced party chief Imran Khan on Saturday.

Welcoming Shah in his party during a meeting at his residence in Peshawar, Imran Khan said the party would learn from Iftikhar Hussain Shah’s experience.

Commenting on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family’s alleged offshore firms, the PTI chief said that to invest in offshore companies, either public wealth was plundered or no tax was paid on it.

He said the prime minister had thrice lied on the floor of National Assembly (NA) rather than giving clarification over Panama leaks. Therefore, someone else should be made prime minister until investigation are completed, he demanded.

Khan also claimed that if investigations were held regarding the purchase of London flats, Nawaz Sharif will not be able to remain PM for he had lied to the Parliament.

He said this is no way to defend oneself by blaming the other party for involvement in corruption.

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He said the Panama Papers leaks was an international issue and the PM should have spoken over it in Parliament.

To a query, he said he could only pray for the his (PM) health and regretted that “Nawaz Sharif did not build a hospital in 30 years where he could get treated.”

Khan, however, refrained from commenting on Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan’s statement of not supporting any non-democratic force.

The ANP chief had said that his party was against the politics of agitation which could adversely affect the ongoing process of development and derail democracy in the state.

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