PM willing to commit contempt of court: Imran


The prime minister was prepared to commit contempt of the Supreme Court to save Rs 5 billion of the “biggest dacoit” of the country, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday.
Addressing a public meeting, he said that the people were fed up of rulers and wanted to get rid of them. The PTI chairman said that the party stands for free, fair and transparent elections and intelligence agencies should have no role in politics and there was no law and order in the country. Imran said that the nation had sacrificed greatly for restoration of the judiciary and the PTI will not allow a clash between the judiciary and executive. The nation had decided in favour of a change and it will not settle for anything less than a system, which delivers justice, he said, adding that the PTI was the symbol of change and only it can give a system of governance, which will uphold the rule of law and ensure that the constitution will be supreme.
Imran said that the PTI comes into power it will give a programme for farmers with small holdings to save them from inflation. He said that the local bodies system will also be improved. PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi and others also addressed the gathering.
Separately, talking to journalists at his Zaman Park residence, the PTI chairman said, “Why is the letter not being written if the money deposited in Swiss banks was not stealthily siphoned off?” He said that the PML-N was under a wrong illusion that the PTI’s ‘tsunami’ had weakened with ISI DG Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha’s departure. “There are money laundering cases against Nawaz Sharif. The government could have opened cases against the PML-N and MQM if it had wished so. But, it seems some sort of settlement has been reached,” he said.
Imran said that why Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik was not submitting evidence in the Mehran Bank scandal if he had any. The PTI chairman said that the party did not contest by-elections because old and bogus voter lists were used in the polls.