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Imran ready for alliance with PPP over Panamagate

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has declared that 2017 is “the year of justice whose beginning will be from the Panama leaks”.

He insisted that his party would not join hands with “any political party involved in corruption” but said in the same breath that as far as the Pakistan Peoples Party was concerned, an alliance with it could be made only on one point: Panamagate. Because, he added, if opposition parties united on the issue and launched a joint movement, (Prime Minister) Nawaz Sharif would be compelled to go home.

Talking to media reporters here on Sunday at the conclusion of his three-day visit to Karachi, Mr Khan said that problems being faced by the city could not be solved unless its residents took to streets and staged demonstrations for their rights as at present nobody bothered about Karachi which had turned into a garbage dump.

In reply to a question, he said that water of Karachi was under the control of a mafia and added that money minted in Karachi was being used to purchase properties in Dubai.

He warned that if people of Karachi did not show courage, the city would soon turn into another Moenjodaro.

To another question, the PTI chief said that Pakistan had gone bankrupt as it was surviving only on loans from international financial institutions.

He expressed the hope that the hearing of the Panamagate case would take place on a daily basis.

After conclusion of the case, Mr Khan said, the PTI would divert focus of its politics to Karachi and he would organise a big demonstration in the city to draw attention of authorities concerned to water and other pressing issues of the metropolis.

When his attention was drawn to PTI councillors’ act of voting for Pakistan Muslim League-N candidates during recent mayoral elections in Punjab, he said that those who had violated party discipline had no place in it and were being removed from the PTI.

During the new year, he said, the PTI would be reorganised in Sindh by launching a mass contact drive and holding big public meetings in different cities. In the coming elections, Mr Khan predicted, the party would give surprising results.

Asked about allegations hurled by senior politician and PTI defector Javed Hashmi, Imran Khan rejected the allegations as baseless and said that Mr Hashmi was in that age “when people lose their mental balance”.’

courtesy : Dawn News

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