SIALKOT: Campaigning for party candidates ahead of the July 21 Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan launched on Friday a scathing attack on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and announced that he would move court against the use of a PIA commercial jet by the Sharif family to return to Pakistan.
“While the masses are burdened by price hike and taxes on essential items, the royal family continues to live a luxurious life. The rulers should pay the PIA from the money they have stashed abroad illegally,” he said while addressing a big public meeting in Pasrur as part of the PTI’s election campaign in favour of its candidate for LA-31. He said party lawyers would approach court on Monday.
The PTI chief vowed to give tough time to PML-N and other political parties in AJK polls and promised to take up the Kashmir issue effectively at all the international forums.
Holding the government responsible for what he described as the ‘economic murder’ of farmers, Mr Khan said it was time to bring change in AJK with the power of the vote of the Kashmiri people.
He accused the PML-N government of utilising official resources in AJK electioneering. He alleged that Nawaz Sharif had taken shelter in London to conceal looted wealth and was unable to face the nation after the disclosure of his off-shore companies.
He asked Prime Minister Sharif to give up politics of monarchy and feel the pain and cries of the nation and have mercy on the oppressed people.
“They are sucking the blood of the masses by levying additional taxes on everything, including taxes on mobile phones and POL,” he added.
He said that the nation had woken up and was waiting for his [Mr Khan’s] final call to oust the incumbent ‘corrupt’ rulers. Staff Reporter