ISLAMABAD:(APS) April 24, 2016- ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, addressing a large crowd at Islamabad’s F9 park, announced the start of an anti-corruption movement in Sindh from April 26, and a rally in Lahore next Sunday.
“Starting April 26, we will launch an anti-corruption movement in Sindh,” announced Imran.
The PTI chairman also announced a rally in Lahore, scheduled for May 1.
“Next Sunday, we will hold a rally in Lahore, where I will announce our future course of action.”
Briefly touching upon the much-hyped Raiwind march announced earlier, the PTI chairman said that it would happen after the rally in Lahore, not giving a specific date.
Referring to the recently announced inquiry commission to probe Panama Papers, Imran stated that if the terms of reference of the commission are not made specific, and an international forensic firm is not called for investigation, they will again come out on the streets in agitation.
“Democracy will be strengthened when there will be free and fair elections, and will not weaken when we call for probes into corruption,” said Imran referring to the premier’s earlier televised address.
He also questioned the prime minister’s absence from parliament, given the example of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who attended parliament and answered questions related to his involvement in offshore investments.
The chairman of PTI also expressed his sorrow at the loss of Sardar Soran Singh, a special assistant to chief minister KP on minorities’ affairs and a PTI MPA.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sardar Sooran Singh, he was very passionate and was a staunch patriot,” said Imran.
Imran vowed on the occasion to give minorities equal rights and standing with in the Pakistani society.
He also asked the youth of the nation to respect women, and to protect and uphold their rights.
On the occasion of PTI’s foundation day, Imran also payed tribute to the leaders who “stayed with PTI through thick and thin.”
Imran Khan said that we want to build a Pakistan who according to the vision of Allama Iqbal and Quaid struggle and ideology.We want to build a country that a welfare state. In which upholding of justice. Where all will be equal before the law. The defense of women’s rights. Minorities make equal citizens.He said that democracy will be strengthened then when will be fair elections in the country.
Where people can accountability of corrupt politicians. He said that it is a decisive moment that If we are not accountable to the government. The country will be destroyed.He said that Mian sahib, you are tax defaulters.How you will collect tax.Mian sahib you will go.He said that 35% of people are suffering from lack of food.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan addressed the rally in regards to the party s 20th foundation day celebrations being held at F-9 Park in Islamabad on Sunday, reported APS News.
Imran Khan said that he started playing cricket at a time when it was believed that it was not possible to defeat the powerful English side. He said that the national hockey side was at its very best during his days.
Imran stated that the country is heading towards downfall instead of improving, adding that democracy in the country is heading backwards instead of moving forward. He said that he never thought of joining politics as he was not good at delivering speeches in the beginning.
He said that God blessed him more than he could have imagined. “I was afraid that what might I answer to God when I meet him (after dying)”, he said. Khan said that he could have spent a better life by becoming a cricket analyst and staying away from politics.
PTI chief said that he is thankful to those who stand with him today adding that it was decided to make Pakistan as an Islamic welfare state but the minorities in the country are not being respected. He said that he is deeply disturbed with the assasination of Soran Singh as Singh decided to stay in Pakistan despite the fact that his wife and children shifted to India. Khan said that the minorities of the country must be respected and given safety in the country.
Imran Khan said that he did not achieve any seats in the first elections it took part in however it was able to secure one seat in the second elections it was a part of. He said that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif at first decided to boycott the elections of 2008 but then abruptly shifted from his stance.
He said that he requested PM Nawaz to investigate 4 constituencies in regards to electoral irregularities, adding that rigging was proved in all four of the constituencies.
Referring towards the Panama Leaks investigation, Khan inquired from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers that “is PML-N a political party or is sub-ordinate to a monarch?”. He said that PM Nawaz will have to speak the truth as evidence is there against him in regards to corruption, he demanded that investigation of the matter should be carried out by the Chief Justice. He added that he is hopeful that the PM will make a decision regarding the Panama Leaks investigation prior to the initiation of the Raiwind march .
He said that attempts are being made to tarnish the image of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. He stated that rich in the country are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer as the latter are the ones paying the taxes. He said that the people are dying of hunger “whereas Mian saab is busy introducing Metro buses in the country”.
Khan said that the Pakistani people are hard working and honest but have been subjected to corrupt rulers. “The country is running on loans as the leaders are corrupt”, he said. PTI chief said that the PM did not declare his assets before the Election Commission, therefore he does not have any moral authority to rule the country.
Khan demanded that the Terms of References (TORs) of the Panama Leaks investigation be decided after consulting the opposition parties. “Pakistani nation will hit the roads if justice is not done”, Khan said. He added that he shall come to Lahore next Sunday and announce new strategy to cater the Panama issue.
He also annonced to initiate anti-corruption campaign in Sindh from April 26 onwards.