Imran Khan claims Zardari next after Nawaz Sharif


Taking on PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari in a jalsa in Hyderabad, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said the former president would be ‘chased out’ of politics “just as Nawaz Sharif recently was.”

“He [Zardari] has amassed wealth after stealing money from Sindh and built palaces in France and Dubai and hotels in London and America”, he alleged, adding that Zardari has been looting the province for the last 30 years.

He said Nawaz Sharif and Zardari had destroyed institutions intentionally to protect their own wealth. “Had institutions like the National Accountability Bureau, Federal Investigation Agency and Federal Board of Revenue been strong, both of them would have been caught much earlier,” he said.

The PTI chairman also criticised the entry of Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto and Hamza Shahbaz into politics, claiming their time was over just like their parents’.

Khan also criticised Maryam Nawaz for speaking against the army and the judiciary in her speech on the eve of the NA-120 by-election on Sunday, which he alleged proved her involvement in a conspiracy against the army.

The cricketer-turned-politician also asked Bilawal what qualifications he held that made him worthy of the position of PPP chairman, since “he has not done a day’s work”.

Highlighting the PTI’s progress in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he criticised the governance and corruption in Sindh.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Sheikh Rasheed and Liaquat Jatoi also spoke before Imran Khan at the jalsa held near Hyderabad Bypass.

Khan’s visit to Hyderabad is a part of his campaign in Sindh to woo voters ahead of 2018 election. He visited Sukkur and Badin earlier, whereas Bilawal and Zardari attempt to win over voters in KP.