Imran Khan believes Nawaz protesting against Supreme Court verdict

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan mocked Nawaz Sharif by saying he is riding his own container now, adding that the ex-PM is not ready to accept disqualification verdict ruled by Supreme Court in Panama case.
In an interview, he accused Nawaz Sharif of using government resources, highlighting how he used to claim that he will admit any order issued by the top court. Imran Khan recalled how Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) pressurised former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani to resign on the reason of allegation.
When asked about PML-N’s GT Road rally, PTI chief responded that Nawaz Sharif has complete authority in centre and Punjab province then why is he protesting. He accused him of spending public funds on his political campaign.
He said, “When I used the container, he used to say that democracy is being derailed.” In a press statement earlier, he stated that Nawaz Sharif and PML-N seeks to destroy the judiciary and democratic system.
Meanwhile, PTI candidate for NA-120 Yasmin Rashid meet party chairman Imran Khan.
PTI senior leaders, including Shafqat Mehmood and Jehangir Tareen, were also present in the meeting. Yasmin Rashid and the party leadership discussed their upcoming strategy on political campaign for NA-120 by-election. Imran Khan opined that the momentum of the political campaign should be maintained and that he will visit the constituency in order to address a PTI workers convention.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had earlier anounced that the by-polls for NA-120 will be held on September 17, 2017. The ECP notice further stated that candidates can submit their documents for review between August 10 to August 12. In response to PTI s Yasmin Rashid, it was reported that PML-N may give ticket to Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of ex-premier Nawaz Sharif.
A new situation developed in the turn of events after PML-N dropped the idea of fielding Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The decision was taken by party leadership to ensure presence of younger Sharif in Punjab, considering it to be paramount when it comes to progress and development in the largest province by population.


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