ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would be held responsible if democracy derailed.
“The rulers are telling lies to people to evade accountability,” he said while talking to media at his residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad.
He said the prime minister should have resigned after Panama Leaks revelation of having links with offshore companies.
“Had it been our government, we would have appointed a healthy minister for premiership. Whole the country was encountering crisis because of one person now,” he said.
Nawaz Sharif is in London these days for open-heart surgery. In an unprecedented move, a high-level Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) meeting has decided that the prime minister of Pakistan will address cabinet meetings and other important conferences, including upcoming national budget, through video link from London.
The PTI chairman reiterated his demand for resignation of the PM and said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s taking care of government affairs in absence of the prime minister was what if not monarchy in PML-N.
He also responded to criticism of Information Minister Pervez Rashid and said those who attacked Supreme Court were lecturing us on democracy. “People like Pervez Rashid cannot deceive masses.”
Pervez Rashid had criticised the PTI chairman for warning to stage sit-in “at a time when democratic government of Pakistan needs stability”.