ISLAMABAD: Slamming ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s GT Road rally, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said it is aimed at mounting pressure on the Supreme Court and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) tasked to file references against the Sharif family members.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Khan said Sharif was deeply entangled in corruption cases. “He is looking for ways to get away with corruption charges. He wants to strike another deal like National Reconciliation Order (NRO) fearing his possible punishment in the cases.”
Khan urged Sharif to expose the conspiracy he had been pointing to since his ouster. The PML-N’s planned rally was aimed to show the Supreme Court in bad lights for giving guilty verdict against Sharif, he said and added the rally was a bid to protect a corrupt from punishment and undermine the institutions responsible for conducting accountability.
PML-N wanted to discredit the two institutions – Supreme Court and the army – which were the only institutions the people reposed their trust on, but they (PML-N) were bent to destroy them as well. He reiterated that PTI would stand by these institutions and democracy, if any attempt was made to discredit them.
Khan said that the PML-N had golden opportunity to distance itself from the corrupt PM (Sharif) and his family and their corruption. “You (PML-N) cannot save him,” he told PML-N leaders. “When we took to streets three times, the PML-N criticized us and accused us of derailing democracy. While now they were doing the same against the Supreme Court verdict.”
He demanded that the NAB should file an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking re-opening of the Hudaibiya Mills case against the Sharif family.