Will take to streets if justice denied in SC over Panama scandal: Imran Khan


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan vowed to take to the streets against the “corrupt rulers” in case justice is not served in the Supreme Court over Panama Papers scandal.

“We approached all state institutions and were denied justice… Now we are in the Supreme Court and if it fails, I will take to the streets and continue to fight against the corrupt rulers till the drop of my blood,” Imran said while addressing his party workers in Swabian Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Sunday.

The PTI chief accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to have illegally brought the property in London worth billions of rupees but did not spend anything on peoples’ welfare. “It is as if Imran Khan sends money abroad to his sons and then they send it back to him claiming they have earned it abroad.”

The cricketer-turned-politician lamented that when he takes to the streets after having lost faith in the state institutions, he is accused of inviting the military to rule the country. “How can I be accused of inviting military to rule the country when Maryam Nawaz [PM’s daughter] tweeted saying the stormed had passed, hinting that the new chief justice and army chief favoured the rulers,” he asked.

Imran went on to say that the Nawaz-led government had destroyed all state institutions except judiciary and army. “There are two institutions that have not been manipulated and these are Supreme Court and Pakistan Army,” he said.

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