Lahore (Monitoring Desk): Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that PTI chairman Imran Khan is surrounded by those who are “corrupt from head to toe”.
Chief Minister Punjab Shebaz Sharif said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Panama Papers case and Imran Khan’s disqualification case are similar but the judgement differed in both the cases.
He added that space for a review petition does exist in the verdict passed by the Supreme Court in Imran Khan’s case.
“The Supreme Court gave its judgment, look at the Panama case and this [Imran Khan’s] case, both cases have a lot of similarities,” said Shehbaz.
The chief minister also said that it is their legal right to expose the loopholes and file a review petition.
Shehbaz’s remarks come after the Supreme Court disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tareen but ruled in favour of PTI Chairperson Imran Khan in its judgment on the disqualification case against the two party leaders.
Further criticising Imran, Shehbaz said the PTI leader is surrounded by those who are “corrupt from head to toe”.
He also said that Jahangir Tareen benefited from the offshore company and PTI’s president in Lahore, Aleem Khan, is “a master in taking over lands illegally”.
“He has benefitted from thieves,” said the younger Sharif brother.
Shehbaz added that Imran has “wasted the peoples time” and is the master of sit-ins and rallies.
The chief minister also took aim at PTI’s governance in KP and said that Imran had claimed that KP would produce enough electricity that it would supply the rest of the country, yet, KP has not added a “single megawatt of electricity”.
Regarding the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case verdict in which the apex court dismissed NAB’s appeal to reopen the case, Shehbaz said he feels that he has been vindicated along with his family.