ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday thanked
And paid tribute to the five judges of the Supreme Court bench,
Which disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister,
And members of the Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT).
Addressing participants of the PTI’s Thanksgiving Rally,
Khan thanked them to turn up in huge numbers on 48-hour notice.
He said that he saw a spirited nation before him, which is aware of its issues.
Hailing the women participants,
He said they were equally involved in changing the landscape of the country and were well aware of their rights.
“My mother taught me to stand for justice, truth and what is right,” Khan said,
Adding that he wanted youngsters to follow the same.
“I thank and pay tribute to those five judges and members of the Panamagate JIT on behalf of the nation,
” Khan said.
“I can understand how much pressure would be there on JIT members;
A mafia either intimidates you or tries to bribe.”
He said that judges asked them to come to the Supreme Court instead of protesting in streets,
But it disappointed workers when he decided to go to the court.
“People’s Party and Tahirul Qadri termed our decision a mistake.”
The PTI chief said the apex court judges gave hope to the nation and the foundation of
“Naya Pakistan” has been laid today.
He said he dreamed of eradicating poverty from the country,
Adding that wishing to own a house in London or Panama was too small a dream.
“I am glad that KP government brought reforms in education and health sectors,
” he said, adding that around 150,000 children got admitted to public schools from private schools,
While people can have up to Rs0.5 million for their medical treatment via health cards.
Outlining his future plans, Khan said,
“When we came to power, NAB would hold everyone accountable, whereas a strong FBR will help collect taxes”.
“We will make the country a welfare state and will collect taxes from the ones who have been evading them.”
He said that he would be responsible if any of his party members was found involved in corruption, adding,
“Neither have I ever bowed before anyone, nor will I allow my country to bow before another state”.
The PTI chairman questioned nomination of Shehbaz Sharif as next PM saying,
“Was there no one in entire Nawaz-league who could be made prime minister?”
He said there was no democracy in PML-N and that it was a family’s party.
He warned Shehbaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be prepared for they were now coming after them.
To PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, he said, “Next is yours turn,
we will set out against corruption. We do not have any enmity with Nawaz-league;
Our fight is against corruption”.
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