HYDERABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday termed Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as the ‘biggest disease’ in Sindh, and vowed to rid him from the province.
“I want to promise the people of Sindh. Asif Zardari is the biggest disease in Sindh,” he said addressing a public gathering in Hyderabad asking people for support to rid his corruption.
He said that he has been coming to Sindh regularly, and the situation has worsened. “Nowhere have I seen more filth than on my way here,” he said adding that situation will not improve until people do not strive for it.
He said Zardari is the main reason for the destruction of Sindh, who made a pact with Nawaz Sharif in the name of Charter of Democracy and bought the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
He said that no one has caused more damage to Pakistan than former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who ruined institutions to protect his corruption. “If institutions were working properly, then both brothers would be in jail.”
The result, he said, is that Pakistan remains one of the poorest countries in the region, even lagging behind Bangladesh in some aspects, while Sharif and his children are the richest in the country.
He said that Nawaz Sharif has been ousted from power, and now it time for Zardari and he will also be in jail.
Imran Khan also lashed at Bilawal Bhutto Zardari questioning his qualification as PPP chairman, and whether he has the ability to build the nation.
“Bilawal has not worked for even a single day in his life,” he said adding that having formed the government should be an opportunity to serve the people, who instead are in disarray and were going abroad to find the ‘fruit of labour.’
He questioned the political struggle and experience of Bilawal to strengthen the nation. “What has Bilawal done in the last four years,” he asked saying that leaders are not made merely listening to speeches of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
He said that people of Sindh were worried as jobs were being sold, while Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were allegedly involved in massive corruption. “Sindh has one disease and that is Asif Zardari.”
Imran Khan said that even Inspector General Sindh AD Khawaja confessed that there was political interference in Sindh, and he couldn’t reform the police system.
He promised to help the people of Sindh improve their situation which was unlike any other part of Pakistan. “I will keep coming to Sindh and make people stand up against this oppression,” he said.
Imran said that days of Zardari were outnumbered, and promised that the process of accountability will be taken to its logical conclusion. He vowed to bring a merit-based system in Sindh, and improve public schools so the children of poor people can get quality education, and become the future leaders of the nation.
He said the Sharif and Zardari had several terms in power, but were unable to establish even a single hospital for their treatment and had to go abroad, while he was treated several times at the Shaukat Khanam Hospital.
He said the PTI will strive to alleviate poverty in Sindh, and people will not have to go abroad for cancer treatment. He added that poverty has declined in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but increased in Punjab.
He said it was pitiful that PPP which was founded in Lahore has been politically obliterated in the NA120 by-election. PPP had won the constituency three times but received a dismal 1500 votes in the bypolls.
He said that Maryam Nawaz crticised the judiciary and army, and called on to vote against the verdict which disqualified Nawaz Sharif. He said that Nawaz, like Muttahida Quami Movement founder Altaf Hussain, will be confined to telephonic addresses lashing at national institutions.
“The two godfathers are now together in London,” he said. “Now both will make telephonic addresses against Pakistan.”