Nawaz Sharif told the party, don’t let PM Imran go off the hook on the funding report

• Asked Shahbaz to organize a workers’ conference to prepare for the PDM’s long march
• Want MPs not to let Parliamentary proceedings go smoothly till ‘Nyay’ is ensured

Lahore: Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has instructed his Pakistan Muslim League not to let Imran Khan off the hook, based on the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) report on the ruling PTI’s foreign funding case, in the matter aggressively Agitate and do not allow both the houses. Parliament runs smoothly until “justice” is done.

The PML-N supremo has asked his party chief Shehbaz Sharif to organize workers’ conferences at district and divisional levels in Punjab to mobilize party workers ahead of the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) anti-inflation march planned in Islamabad in March. instructed. ,

“Don’t let (Prime Minister) Imran Khan off the hook as he has been caught red handed stealing money through foreign funding of the party. His so called honest image has been completely shattered and he should be exposed in front of the country. video link.

One participant told dawn On Friday, Nawaz was “very clear” about the ECP’s findings on foreign funding of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, instructing PML-N leaders not to let the matter end until it finds its rationale. does not reach the end. “Don’t let the National Assembly, Punjab Assembly and Senate run smoothly and aggressively agitate in this matter in which the real face of Imran Khan has been exposed,” Sharif said.

Nawaz Sharif, who has been in the UK for ‘medical treatment’ since November 2019, asked the participants to expose the alleged theft of PM Imran on all forums. “We don’t allow the ‘selected’ to escape easily in this case,” he said.

A party insider said that there was discussion on approaching the court in the matter, but no decision was taken. “The party will first see what action the ECP takes,” he said.

Nawaz Sharif also directed the party leadership to prepare for a decisive anti-inflation march on Islamabad proposed by the PDM in March. For this purpose, the former PM said that workers’ conferences should be organized at the district and divisional level and the reorganization of the party at the district level should also be completed at the earliest,” the insider said.

PPP president Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has also announced his party’s long march in Islamabad against the PTI government on February 27.

In a statement, the PML-N said its leadership considered the report of the ECP inquiry committee against PTI and its chairman (Imran Khan) an “indictment” in an “illegal” foreign funding case pending for seven years.

“Imran’s fellow party leaders took illegal money for PTI, extorted huge amounts of money from foreigners and foreign companies in violation of the law, and knowingly concealed their bank accounts, sources of funds and accounts from the ECP. Imran Khan presented wrong certificates regarding party accounts to ECP. Prior to this report, the independent auditors’ report has also been submitted to the Election Commission, in which evidence of illegal funding of Rs 2.2 billion has come to the fore.

The meeting said that the bank accounts of four employees of the PTI Central Secretariat and the money coming into them, including embezzlement, were concealed and many other important facts were still hidden, which was a basic requirement of the law.

Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif said in a statement that since Imran Khan cannot claim to be honest and credible after being caught red handed in the foreign funding case, he should resign immediately.

The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly said, “Imran Niazi cannot hold both Prime Minister and PTI Speaker posts, as it has been established that he is involved in misrepresentation, willful concealment (of party funds), misrepresentation and fraud.” Huh.”

Published in Dawn, January 8, 2022