‘New’ Imran Khan vows to tighten noose around corrupt politicians

By: News Desk      Published: 05:28 PM, 17 Oct, 2020
‘New’ Imran Khan vows to tighten noose around corrupt politicians

The prime minister Saturday vowed that the Opposition will now see a different Imran Khan as he would not show any leniency towards them from now on, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing the Tiger Force convention in Islamabad, Imran Khan while dubbing the Opposition’s Gujranwala show a circus blasted the opposition leaders for making speeches against the armed forces of Pakistan.

He said Nawaz Sharif is a jackal who ran away from the country but now all efforts are to bring him back and put him in common prisoners jails.

The belligerent Imran said his government will now tighten the noose around the corrupt politicians. “From now no production order will be issued to any lawmaker. We will request the judiciary to speed up the cases against the corrupt politicians and if they need any logistical support the government is ready to provide that.”

The prime minister said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will be requested to take the corruption cases to their logical conclusion as soon as possible. “There will be no VIP treatment for corrupt politicians in prisons. They will be treated as regular prisoners,” he added.

Imran Khan’s ballistic address came a day after the Opposition's Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) held its first power show in Gujranwala.

He also requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the National Accountability Bureau that people are waiting for justice and want to get rid of these dacoits, so, “God sake, conclude their cases!”

He promised to provide all-out logistical support to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for concluding cases against the opposition.

“I don’t bother who are COAS and DG ISI, the way General Qamar Javed Bajwa supported the government in Karachi, COVID-19 handling, by decreasing defence budget, on Foreign policy is commendable,” Imran Khan said.

Khan said, “This attack is not on the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa but on the Pakistan Army. The other day, 20 security forces personnel embraced martyrdom. Our soldiers are laying their lives. Why they are laying their lives, for us, for the country,” Imran Khan said.

He said Nawaz Sharif used language against the Chief of Army Staff and ISI chief. He counted a long list of allegations against the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and PPP co-person Asif Ali Zardari.

He termed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as ‘jackal’ who ran away from the country. “Nawaz Sharif is that person who polished Zia ul Haq shoes.”

Khan also listed books like Obama's Wars, The Way of the World and CIA spy Raymond Davis, according to the premier, which exposed Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari families’ corruption.

Khan said: “This is the same language which Indian Prime Minister Modi used against the Pakistan Army.”

He said he would not talk on two speeches delivered by the two children (Bilawal Bhutto and Maryam Nawaz Sharif).

“I will not talk about them, one of them is a grandmother but she is like my children. Both children did not commit any Halal work, and now simply gave speeches. Both children live on haram money from their fathers.”

“I don’t want to talk about the 12th men,” Imran said after the charged crowd chanted slogans diesel. He said just look at the face of Nawaz Sharif and compare it with the face when he wanted to go to London.

Khan termed PML-N senior leader Khawaja Asif from Sialkot as rang-baaz (cheater), who called General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the night on the 2018 General Elections and ask for COAS help to avoid defeat in elections.

During Khan’s speech, Nawaz Sharif pictures were shown on the large-sized project placed at the stage. Imran Khan also taunted Shahbaz Sharif on his ‘innocent-like’ talk about Nawaz Sharif health.

Imran started off his address by welcoming the Tiger Force volunteers and thanked them for their enthusiasm. He was interrupted at multiple times by the thunderous crowd. "You have to be quiet. You have to listen to me quietly," he told them multiple times. "It is important that I say what I need to say."

He then thanked the Tiger Force for its activities since it was formed on March 28. "I would like to thank you on behalf of the nation," he said and added "You will enjoy what I have to say if you are quiet. Because there was a circus last night and I want to talk about it as well."

He told the volunteers: "There was a shortfall in wheat in Pakistan because in the last two years it rained at the wrong time due to climate change."

"I have called you today because there is inflation in our country and there are many reasons for it. The rupee has fallen against the dollar because when we got the government, we had the largest trade deficit."

"There was a $40 billion trade deficit. When the rupee falls, whatever we buy from outside, the price of it increases — such as gas, petrol and electricity — all of this increases. I'm not referring to diesel on purpose," he said.

Referring again to irregular rainfall, which he had blamed for the wheat shortage, Imran said: "There were untimely rains when the wheat was supposed to be thrashed. That decreased the supply of wheat, and we saw a deficit. We needed 7.2 million tonnes of wheat. When there was a deficit, the price of wheat increased."

"We found out about the shortage late, because the systems we had were not right. We have countered that deficit by importing wheat. I need your help to counter hoarding. What you have to do is that you will not intervene yourself. You all have a mobile phone: you have to take a picture and put it up on the portal that we have launched."

"It is the job of the administration to take action, the responsibility of finding hoarding is on you," he said. "You will help the administration. You will not interfere”.