Imran Khan announces anti-govt rally

April 21, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan was not allowed to speak in today's National Assembly session where opposition parties unanimously demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, Samaa reported on Friday. 

He was expected to present his opinions regarding the judgment of Panama Papers case on the floor of the National Assembly, Samaa reported on Friday.

Imran Khan returned to the lower house of the Parliament on Friday to address the National Assembly.

The PTI chairman wanted to raise the call of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation on the floor of the house that was chaired by Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi.

Speaking outside the Parliament, he announced that his party stage a protest in Islamabad against the federal government next Friday.

Imran Khan said that any political party in the world would have asked for their elected prime minister's resignation following the judgment of Panama Case.

"How will Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) face the nation after such a verdict?" he asked.

"I was a petitioner in the case. At least they should have let me speak," Khan lamented.

He went on to say that former British prime minister David Cameron resigned on ethical basis over the Brexit issue despite being elected premier with a vast majority.

Khan said, "Cameron stepped down by himself. No one told him to."

The PTI chairman stated that two members of the larger bench termed PM Sharif a liar and the judiciary has ordered an inquiry on 12 points present by them.

He stated that the accountability institutions have been paralyzed. He added, "PM Nawaz would have been apprehended if they were functioning,"

He asked, "Will failed institutions carry out investigation against the prime minister?"

Khan said that PML-N leaders are distributing sweets despite being declared ineligible to rule.

It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, demanding PM's investigation or resignation, had decided to boycott the Parliament in October 2016.

The party ended its boycott of the Parliament in December but its chairman did not attend any of the sessions.

PTI also did not take part in the Parliament's joint session on Kashmir issue. - SAMAA