“Nawaz Sharif wants food from home in jail, he wants air conditioning in jail. But in a country where half the population has no air conditioning or tv, what kind of punishment would this be?,” said Imran Khan in a 50-minute speech in Washington DC.
Claiming that Nawaz Sharif eats home-made food in his air-conditioned jail with television in it, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that he will ensure the “criminal” does not receive such treatment.
Imran Khan is currently on an official tour of the US and was speaking in the capital Washington DC.
“Nawaz Sharif wants food from home in jail, he wants air conditioning in jail. But in a country where half the population has no air conditioning or tv, what kind of punishment would this be?,” said Imran Khan in a 50-minute speech televised by Samaa TV.
“I am going to go back and make sure there is no air conditioning or no tv for Nawaz Sharif who is a criminal. I know (PML-N leader) Maryam Bibi will make some noise, but I say to her, return the money. It’s as simple as that,” he added.
The 69-year-old former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted in the Al Azizia Steel Mills case and sentenced to seven years in jail. He is currently serving the sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.
Imran Khan made these remarks while addressing the Pakistani diaspora during ‘Jalsa’ in Capital One Arena stadium, which was attended by 30,000 Pakistanis, despite the stadium capacity of 20,000.
Continuing his attack against Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan alleged that the PML-N leader was “propped up” by a military dictator.
“Nawaz Sharif was propped up by military dictator. Shahbaz Sharif was propped up because he was his brother. Asif Zardari and Bilawal became leaders on the basis of some piece of paper that left the party behind to them. Similar stories with other parties,” said Imran Khan.
Targeting the other politicians, Imran Khan said that the government has started seizing their undeclared properties. He claimed that these leaders have looted the country when they were in power.
“We have started seizing their undeclared properties; the billions they have taken overseas, we are in talks with other governments to bring that looted wealth back to Pakistan,” he said.
“The ones who have been sitting in power and looting the country; but let me say it again, that despite the messages even from the outside that you are having sent to me, we will not let accountability go. On the other side, we have secular Bilawal Bhutto who has joined them. And then PML-N who have no idea what they themselves are have also joined them. They just want to hear three letters,” Imran Khan further said.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House tomorrow. He will be accompanied by Pakistan Army chief and Lieutenant General Hameed.
Source: India Today