Imran slams Sharifs’ propaganda campaign501 views
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday lashed out at Sharif brothers for launching a “massive propaganda campaign against political opponents” to hide their own corruption.
In a message on Twitter, Khan said Pakistan has one of the lowest Human Development Index in South Asia but government is spending public money to detract from Sharifs offshore accounts/properties.
“Why are state institutions like NAB not taking note of this brazen misuse of public money by government to defend corruption of Sharif family?,” he questioned.
“Why can’t Sharif family use its own money – the billions stashed abroad for their propaganda campaign instead of misusing public funds?”
He said Sharifs need to realise this is Pakistan – a democracy not a monarchy where the Sharif clan can rule with no accountability to the people.
The PTI chief said that “litany of lies by Sharifs & PMLN government continue to get exposed.”
The lie targeting SKMT was exposed and the people of Pakistan condemned attack on the medical charity, he maintained.
Khan lamented that despite all their lies being exposed, Sharifs continue to use government and public money to place false advertisement and propaganda in media.
The PTI head also threatened to demonstrate ‘historic’ street power if government didn’t agree to his party demands.
He also predicted that a party which took sides with the government at this juncture would lose its power and authority.
He claimed that all parties were now in the opposition and insisted that terms of reference for judicial commission for probing Panama Papers should be framed in consultation with opposition leaders.
PM Sharif last week pledged to resign if a probe related to the Panama Papers tax scandal found his family had committed any wrongdoing.
Three of Sharif’s children were named in a vast leak of documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca this month that has revealed how the wealthy hide their money.
The premier has announced a probe into the revelations contained in the Panama Papers, which claim his children owned London property through an offshore company.
“If the allegations levelled against me and my family members are proved, I will resign without any delay,” he said.
“I hereby announce (I will) write to the chief justice, asking him to lead the judicial commission, which will investigate revelations made in the Panama Papers.”