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Looters should be in jail, not assemblies: Imran Khan

SWAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan expressed gratitude after the verdict against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and said that looters and plunderers will now be in jail and not in assemblies.

“I am grateful to Almighty Allah. I came to politics over the increasing corruption in the country,” he said that the nation was progressing but was pushed behind due to corruption.

During the era of military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq, he said that both Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif started blatant corruption, and attempted to buy off politicians.

He said that he was the first person who raised his voice against corruption, and protested outside the Sharif family’s Mayfair flats in 1998. “Nawaz Sharif and Zardari ruined institutions due to their corruption,” he said.

He said he started his struggle a year ago, and today a powerful person has been punished, as previously institutions couldn’t hold them accountable.

“The biggest looters should go to jail, not to assemblies,” he said calling on others to offer prayers of gratitude.

He said corruption increased foreign debts and money is not utilised on the people. He said that July 25 will be the dawn of a new nation.

Lashing out at former PML-N ministers for their conscience, he said that neither the speaker, parliament or the public accounts committee acted against them.

He said that Khawaja Asif told Nawaz Sharif that the people will forgot the Panama Case, and the party resorted to all tactics including lodging 32 cases against him.

Imran said that even he was held answerable before the Supreme Court for one year, provided documents and was eventually acquitted and declared ‘honest and trustworthy’.

He said that Nawaz Sharif attacked institutions just to safeguard his corruption and ill-gotten wealth.

“A woman was also told to write an offensive book to bring my morale down,” he said.

Furthermore, he said that Nawaz even blamed national institutions for the Mumbai attacks by his controversial statements, and Pakistan was eventually placed on the grey list.

He said that he will always speak the truth if voted to power and given the opportunity to serve the nation.

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