Imran accuses PM Sharif of “making a mockery” of party’s polls

Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct. 19 : Hitting back at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech a day earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has demanded a response to accusations of corruption levelled against the premier and his family post the Panama revelations.

Earlier on Tuesday, while addressing a gathering, Sharif had said that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were looking for those who had promised them a new Pakistan.

Dawn quoted Khan in Islamabad saying that Sharif had spoken about "everything except Panamagate" during his address.

PTI chief said, "2018 [general election] is far away. He has to answer now on the Panama leaks." Accusing Sharif of "making a mockery" of the party's polls , Khan blasted at him by saying that people will not forget your corruption.

He alleged that they can't even hope for elections from them as Nawaz Sharif is running his political business like a dictator.

"The PML-N is mistaken if they think they can form a government in KP through rigging," he said. A lockdown of Islamabad has been announced by PTI on November 2 in pursuance of the party's demand for the premier's 'resignation or accountability' following Panamagate.

However, the PTI chief has been summoned by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for a hearing on the same day regarding a reference calling for disqualification of Imran Khan and senior PTI leader Jahangir Tareen.

Responding to a question on the hearing, Khan accused the ECP of siding with the PML-N in the 2013 general election.

He also added that the ECP and PML-N contested the 2013 elections together. Khan stated that ECP can do whatever it wants till 2pm on Nov 2 but after that, there will be a tsunami of people.

On the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he alleged that Sharif led PML-N government had concealed matters pertaining to the project.

He upheld that the project was not being undertaken in a transparent manner as the sources of loans are not still clear.

Source: ANI