Nawaz calls on government to bring proceedings against Imran after ECP verdict
Ex-prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday called on the federal government to take “immediate legal action” against PTI chief Imran Khan following the verdict of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against his party in the prohibited funding case.
“It was proved today […] and the whole nation now knows that Imran Khan is the greatest thief in the history [of the country],” he claimed.
Earlier today, the ECP, in its verdict, found that the PTI had in fact received prohibited funds.
The ECP testified that the party owned only eight accounts prior to the commission and reported 13 accounts unknown.
In its order, the commission also stated that it was “compelled to find that Imran Khan failed to perform his duties in accordance with Pakistani law.”
Addressing reporters outside his London residence today, Nawaz said Imran used to give “lectures” on honesty. Today, the ECP verdict shows him to be the greatest thief in history.
He knew he had committed the most serious money laundering. For this reason, he continued to demand the resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner,” he said.
“The way in which Imran took money from foreign nationals proves he was the person who brought the foreign agenda into the country,” Nawaz said.
He remembered that PML-N had led the country towards progress, lamenting that all efforts had been wasted due to Imran’s actions. He destroyed the economy and caused us to lose our heads.
“And he has done all this for a foreign agenda,” said the PML-N leader, demanding that people like former justice Saqib Nisar —who declared Imran Sadiq and Ameen and used the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the PML-N—should also be penalized.
Nawaz reiterated that these individuals, together with Imran, were responsible for getting Pakistan to the point where it was today and called on all political parties to take action against them.
“This man Imran is very dangerous for Pakistan,” he said, adding that he should be punished as quickly as possible.