Imran tells NAB to get ready to sentence Shehbaz Sharif

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  • PTI chief says he will take Nawaz Sharif’s brother to NAB for corruption in Multan
  • ‘Pakistani nation will not forgive NAB chairman for giving clean chit to Asif Zardari’

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that the beginning of big-wigs’ accountability was the rise of a new dawn for Pakistan, adding that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB ) should get ready to sentence Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Addressing a public rally in Chakwal on Tuesday, PTI chief said that he had spent eight days in prison and found only poor in it but no influential was there.

“However I had found robbers in parliament,” he alleged, adding that in the past, accountability had done only with poor but after Supreme Court’s historic decision in Panama case, there was the start of a new Pakistan.

“The NA-120 election will be decisive one and that will show whether the people stand with the judiciary or a giant robber,” he claimed, adding that the corruption ‘godfather’ [Nawaz Sharif] has destroyed the institutions.

Commenting over Asif Ali Zardari’s acquittal, PTI chairman said that NAB has given clean chit to a big plunderer Zardari as such steps of NAB caused the rise in corruption.

Imran Khan said he will take Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to the NAB for corruption in Multan.

Launching PTI’s membership drive in 2017, Imran said NAB should get ready to sentence Shehbaz, as it won’t be able to get away with pardoning the Nawaz clan this time around.

Lashing out at NAB, and its Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, the PTI chief said the nation does not trust NAB.

“The entire Pakistani nation will not forgive chairman NAB for giving a clean chit to Asif Ali Zardari,” he said, alleging that instead of decreasing, corruption has increased—because of institutions like NAB.

He said the NA-120 election in Lahore will prove that the nation stands with the Supreme Court’s decision.

“I was imprisoned for eight days and didn’t come across a single powerful person…I just met the common man in our jails,” Imran said, adding that only the common man—and not corrupt politicians placed in the upper echelons—is held accountable.

Displaying the PTI membership card in his hand, the PTI chairman told the audience that the card will let the party know of its members’ details like their residence and constituency. He added that through the card, the party would also be able to take their members’ opinions on nominating party members for elections in the respective constituencies.

The rally was organised to launch the party’s membership drive for 2017.

Addressing a rally earlier in Sukkur, the PTI chairman had targetted former president Asif Zardari and vowed to shift his focus to Sindh.