ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Thursday said the foremost step has been taken up today to hold the monarch accountable under the law.
He was talking to media after attending the hearing at Supreme Court of Pakistan that issued notices to several respondents including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over petition seeking probe into charges leveled in Panama Papers.
‚ÄúParliament did not play its due role. However, I am glad that Supreme Court is doing so,‚ÄĚ said Imran Khan clarifying that his plan regarding protest will not end after the initiation of hearing against the Prime Minister.
Hailing the hearing of anti-PM petitions for democracy, the PTI chief said definition of democracy was set in Magna Carta under which the chief executive is not a king, instead, he is accountable before law.
‚ÄúIt is our first step today to bring the monarch under law and it is a welcome sign for democracy and our future,‚ÄĚ he said adding the facts which are being swept under the carpet, will come to the fore once the case begins.
Imran Khan was of the view that the premier should have presented himself for accountability but he skirted doing so.
Clarifying his future plans, Khan asserted a political party deprived of justice has the constitutional right to launch peaceful protest, adding, ‚ÄúWe are protesting against all institutions and it is part of democratic process.‚ÄĚ
Corruption and rigging are interlinked as one who rigs elections, eyes to churn out money through his power, the PTI chief remarked adding the one who come to serve others will never carry out rigging. ‚ÄďSAMAA
Story first published: 20th October 2016