—Starts election campaign from Mianwali
MIANWALI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that Nawaz Sharif and his sons should be held accountable for Rs300 billion worth corruption. He expressed these views while addressing a political rally in Mianwali’s Hockey Ground.
He said that during Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz’s (PML-N) tenure, the Sharif brothers took the country’s loans from Rs13,000 billion to Rs27,000 billion. “All the progress was made in the advertisements,” remarked the PTI chief while saying that Rs40 billion was spent on it.
“The nation is gradually drowning in debt which has crossed Rs27 trillion in five years while the children of the Sharif family are becoming billionaires,” Khan said.
He appreciated the loyalty and support the people of his hometown, Mianwali, that they provided to him in his difficult times.“When people used to make fun of the PTI, the people of Mianwali stood with me,” Khan said.
While commenting on the dispute related to the issuance of party tickets, Khan said that he faced immense pressure on the matter as “everyone was asking for tickets”.
“All my relatives from Mianwali were asking for tickets. Nawaz and Zardari distributed tickets among relatives,” said the PTI chief.
He said that the PTI tickets for the general elections 2018 were given on the basis of merit. “PML-N distributed tickets among the Sharif family and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) among the Zardari family, but it was only the PTI that awarded tickets purely on merit after a detailed survey,” he said.
Imran Khan expressed his desire institutions including NAB, the FIA and the police and said that the country needs to collect Rs8 trillion in tax.
Khan is aiming to contest the next general elections on July 25 from four constituencies, including Mianwali’s NA-95.