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Imran Khan vows to hold public rally in solidarity with judiciary

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday vowed to hold a public rally in the federal capital to express solidarity with the judiciary in response to excessive criticism being made by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  

Addressing a press conference here after a meeting of PTI parliamentary committee, Khan said he would explain the rationale for Sharif’s ouster, while alluding to Sharif’s popular slogan ‘Mujhe Kyun Nikala?’ (Why was I removed?).

He vowed to hold a grand public rally in Islamabad to stand with the judiciary, adding,the date of rally would be announced later.

Khan accused Sharif of weakening the influence of state institutions by instigating a confrontation on basis of having the ‘public mandate’.

“I want to tell him the masses stand with the judiciary,” he underlined.

He said Sharif recruited his favourite officers on top slots of the government departments, particularly in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to cover his corruption.

“These officers in the government ranks have been protecting Sharif for years in tax evasion and other corruption cases, Khan alleged.

He said the date of rally would be announced after the PTI membership drive and with consultation of other party leaders.

Moreover, he said Sharif has persistently been raging at judiciary by counting on the masses.

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