Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan asked his party workers on Friday to prepare to descend on the prime minister’s private estate in Raiwind in a protest against the alleged siphoning of public funds by the Sharif family.
At the same time, Imran appealed to the PTV management to air his ‘live’ address to the nation in response to allegations levelled by the leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
Reiterating his party’s earlier demand, Imran called for establishing an investigation commission headed by the Supreme Court chief justice to probe allegations into the Panama leaks scandal or else his party would take to the streets.
The parliamentary party also passed a resolution, endorsing the party chief’s call for setting up a commission headed by the chief justice. The resolution stated it was time to launch a serious political movement both inside the legislative house and in the domestic political arena.
“If they don’t form the commission, we will have to come out on the streets,” Imran said. He added the entire nation should join him in the protests which would be staged in Raiwind, not Islamabad.
PM Nawaz, according to him, should have resigned on moral grounds. He also urged the PM and his family to declare their assets. Instead of using his aides, he said, the PM should respond to allegations himself.