PM isolating army in the world: blames Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday throws another stone in the political-pound blaming that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is isolating the army.

Terming the premier “the biggest security threat” in the country, Imran said, “Nawaz is seeking support from the Indo-Israeli lobby to safeguard himself and his corruption.” The PTI chief said a controversial story published in an English daily was a “conspiracy against the army.” Imran continued to allege, “Nawaz, in fact, is involved in defaming the military.”

The cricketer-turned-politician further claimed that each time he announces action against the premier’s corruption, tensions escalate along the Line of Control. “This has now become a regular pattern,” he added. “The military effectively dealt with the Chotu gang, it might now need to tackle the Motu gang too,” Imran remarked.
“The ruling ministers are constantly lying and blackmailing me to hide their corruption,” Imran said. “They are involved in propaganda against Shaukat Khanum Hospital while they are expected to take action when the offshore funds have been revealed [in Panama Papers leaks].

Imran warned the rulers that they will not be able to stop the masses from gathering in Islamabad during the planned protest against corruption on November 2. “You will find no place to hide, not even an exit to Jeddah if you create a chaos to restrain the protesters,” he remarked. PTI chairman reiterated that he had offered his own accountability but the premier, for the last seven months, was neither returning the money nor resigning from his position.

He went on to say that the rulers’ corruption wasn’t only affecting the country financially, but also the two-nation theory. “Indian Muslims would think why a separate state was necessary when businessmen were to rule the country,” he said. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan believes that at least one million people will stand by his party in Islamabad protest on November 2.

The PTI chief said the prime minister was trying to isolate the Pakistan Army. He reiterated that PM Sharif was evading accountability and speaking lies to ‘hide his corruption.’ Khan said Nawaz Sharif had been exposed in the Panama Papers, hence he was finding a way out to escape. He claimed that Indian analysts see Nawaz Sharif as their ‘asset and they have spoken it clearly’. He asked whether the defence minister don’t have responsibility to speak for Pakistan Army.

Imran Khan also hit out at his detractors, warning them to keep Shaukat Khanum Hospital aside in their bashing. Lashing out at the controversial news report, he said, “Nawaz Sharif gave a message to Indo-Israel lobby to support and secure him and his corruption.” On this occasion, the PTI chairman termed the controversial report as an attempt to defame Pakistan Army.

He underscored Line of Control firing and shelling kick-start when a movement begins to get off the ground against corruption of his government. The Chairman PTI Imran Khan has already clarified that this time, the siege of the federal capital would continue until the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Khan also told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to face an inquiry into Panama Leaks Papers or give resignation because according to him, “Not without justice, PTI will leave roads in Islamabad.”

Initially, Imran Khan demanded a probe into the health of the elections 2013, which his party thinks were rigged. Later names of several Pakistanis including Nawaz Sharif’s children Maryam, Hussain, and Hasan surfaced in one of the world’s biggest ever data leaks through an online searchable database made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in April 2016, following which the prime minister had formed an inquiry commission to probe his family’s alleged links to offshore accounts.

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