Earlier today the PTI filed a reference case in the ECP seeking the disqualification of the Prime Minister. Imran Khan said the premier was involved in four crimes including concealment of assets, corruption, tax evasion and money laundering.
Imran Khan was addressing a press conference where he said that they will not stop here and will approach the Supreme Court if the ECP does not reach a decision.
He dismissed the apprehension that this is a threat to democracy, but rather will strengthen democracy in the country. He said that the government will not accept the ToRs as it wants to bring those clauses which will safeguard Nawaz Sharif rather than initiate proceedings against him. He said accountability should be held without any discrimination.
He said that British Prime Minister David Cameron had resigned just because he was on the other side of referendum. He was not constitutionally obliged to do it but resigned due to a moral responsibility.
Imran questioned under which law would Maryam Sharif get responsibility as there was no such provision in a democratic society. He said that she had no constitutional status which was stated by the courts when she was appointed in charge of a 100 billion rupees loan fun.
He stressed on ‘madrassah’ reforms and stated that funds for seminaries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will help bring them into mainstream society and reduce the parallel education system in the country. He rejected criticism and said that it would help the children from underprivileged backgrounds who study in the seminaries.
He said that a case should be lodged against Information minister Parvez Rasheed for making senseless statements. Rasheed had said that Bilawal Bhutto should question Imran Khan whether he stands with him or the murders of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. He said that actions of a few cannot be blamed on the institution and the 2.8 million children studying in madrassahs cannot be labeled as terrorists.
He stressed on police reforms and said that the war against terrorism cannot be won without depoliticising the police as they had done in Khyber Pakhtunkwa. He said that a wave of terrorism had started in several parts of the country such as Karachi.