PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said on Friday that former president Asif Ali Zardari who has been addressing the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa these days is the biggest disease Pakistan has.
Addressing a huge public rally, the cricketer-turned-politician slammed his political rivals one by one.
Imran focused most of his speech on former president Asif Ali Zardari, warning the PPP Co-Chairman that he was coming to Sindh. “When PTI will come to power, we will hold the corrupt accountable,” he said. He said that he was going to address the people of Sindh whilst Zardari addressed the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
He said that he was about to come to Sindh to hold him accountable and claimed that his party would sweep the next elections in 2018. He said that Zardari criticising corruption in the country is one of the indicators of doomsday approaching us. He reiterated that around USD 10 million are laundered out of Pakistan every year which pushes the state further into debts.
Imran said that Asif Ali Zardari speaking out against corruption was so baffling that it could be counted as one of the signs of the Day of Judgment. He wondered why ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan and Asif Ali Zardari were close friends. “Zardari is the biggest beemari (disease) of Pakistan,” said Imran Khan.
Khan said that a country deep in debt is not respected in the world.
He accused Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz of maligning Supreme Court of Pakistan. Khan said that all the money which has been laundered out of Pakistan would be brought back to Pakistan if Nawaz Sharif is sentenced in the corruption references.
The PTI chief said that Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for pocketing the money that belonged to the people of Pakistan.
Earlier in the day, Imran slammed the federally ruling party following clash of protesting lawyers with the law enforcers at an accountability court during hearing of one of the cases against daughter and son-in-law of the disqualified premier.
As Imran usually does, the PTI Chairman referred to Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman as ‘Mullah Diesel’.
“Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman and Mahmood Khan Achakzai have done injustice with the people of FATA,” he said. “They are both against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s merger with FATA,” he added.
Imran further said that in Pakistan, those who indulged in mega corruption were accorded protocols consisting of 40 vehicles. He lashed out at Maryam Nawaz Sharif during his speech as well, questioning her leadership credentials.
“She (Maryam) waves her hands to the crowd as if she had won the world cup for Pakistan,” he said.
Imran concluded his speech by promising the people that PTI would form its own government in the next election across Pakistan’s four provinces. “PTI will bring a revolution in the next election and Pakistan will become a great nation,” he said.