MQM, PPP putting pressure on Nawaz Sharif: Imran


NOWSHERA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were exerting pressure on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stop Rangers from continuing the ongoing operation in Karachi.


Addressing a news conference, Khan said Nawaz Sharif did not honour his commitment made to former President Asif Ali Zardari and initiated a probe against the PPP.

The PTI chairman said people in the country wanted accountability across the board, adding that PML-N and PPP had appointed NAB chief’s to hide their corruption.

Khan cited the example of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government where an accountability chief was appointed by the provincial assembly.

Imran Khan further said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission launched a probe against provincial minister Ziaullah Afridi without any interference from the party. He called on Afridi to clear his name instead of blaming the PTI.

The PTI chairman also mentioned the party had introduced more Local Bodies system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Terming the announcement of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the Farmers Relief Package ‘pre-poll rigging’, Khan stressed the package should have been awarded in the budget.

Imran Khan also complained that along with him other members of the party had been stopped from campaigning in NA-122.

Imran Khan demanded that Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) be declared part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and people of the area should be asked what they want.