ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Zardari was involved in embezzlement of Rs6 billion of the Pakistani people.
“It was your [Pakistanis] money that he has escaped with. I ask how many people came out of their homes to protest against this?” Imran said while addressing a rally in Islamabad.
The PTI chairman said it was due to the growing corruption that Pakistanis now owed a huge amount of loans.
“During the previous government, each Pakistani owed Rs35,000 and now this amount has reached to Rs110,000,” he said.
Imran also denounced government restrictions on political campaigning, saying due to the barricades installed in the capital city he had to take a route through farming fields to reach the campaign venue.
“I especially thank my female supporters who reached the jalsa site despite a lot of barricades,” he said.
The PTI chief also lamented the fact he wasn’t allowed to campaign for LG elections as a party chairman.
“If we have democracy in our country, is it not my right to come to my people and talk to them?” asked Imran.
He said while the prime minister could go to Lodhran, and give package of Rs2.5 billion because of the upcoming elections, he was not allowed to get involved in political campaigns.
“Give me example of any democracy where a party chairman is not allowed to address a gathering?”
Concluding the speech, Imran said his party was not alone as the people stood beside him.
When the next election will come, we will not even need to campaign. Our work in KP will speak for itself, added the PTI chairman.