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Attempts are being made to disqualify me and bring Nawaz Sharif back: Imran Khan

Says that agencies used to tell him about the corruption of the incumbent rulers
Updated 19 Aug, 2022 12:41pm

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Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan claimed that attempts were being made to disqualify him and bring Nawaz Sharif back.

"I am being compared to him (Nawaz) which can never happen," the PTI chairperson said while addressing a seminar on media freedom in Islamabad on Thursday.

"I came in politics against corruption, when I became the prime minister, NAB was not under my control because if it would be under my control, I would have retrieved $15 billion from these plundrers," the former premier said.

The ousted premier said that the PPP and PML-N made corruption cases against each other, adding that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto sent millions of rupees abroad in 1996.

He said that the agencies used to tell him about the corruption of the incumbent rulers.

“Why did you let these corrupt leaders be imposed upon the country when you yourself [establishment] would say that they are corrupt,” he said and added he always thought that establishment was against corrupt rulers.

The PTI chairman said that he refused to give the country's bases to the US which was in the interest of nation.

"Children who are tweeting against the army are being picked up and forced to confess that Imran Khan asked them to make such statements," Imran Khan said, adding that an attempt was being made to break his party.

“They are calling our people, MNAs and are spreading fear amongst them,” he claimed.

Spreading fear amongst the people would not help because the nation had finally realised that they wanted true freedom, he added.

Imran Khan condemned the torture of Shehbaz Gill, saying that they (coalition government) were doing all this only so that "we accept these thieves."

He said that no action had been taken when Maryam Nawaz, Ayaz Sadiq or Nawaz Sharif spoke against the army.

Speaking regarding the current economic crisis, Imran Khan said that the solution to the crisis lies in political stability and which is possible only through transparent elections.

“No one is ready to invest in Pakistan due to instability," Imran Khan said, adding that political stability was the prerequisite for economic development.

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