Funding from ISI: Hashmi asks SC to name beneficiaries
LAHORE, July 27: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf President Javed Hashmi has described the politicians who accepted funds from ISI in 1990s as traitors and called for making their names public.
Speaking at an Iftar party here on Friday, he demanded that the Supreme Court make public the list of beneficiary politicians submitted to it by former ISI chief Asad Durrani.
Hashmi said those who accepted money from the spy agency were disloyal to the nation and the country and they should be exposed. He said he had not received even a single penny from the ISI and always relied on people’s power.
Referring to the ongoing tussle between the superior judiciary and the government over implementation of the NRO case verdict, he said democracy was being put at stake just to save the money President Asif Ali Zardari allegedly looted from the country and deposited with Swiss banks. He said both PPP and PML-N betrayed the nation and they had no future. Hashmi had been doing politics from the PML-N platform till December 2011, when he joined the PTI.
Former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri said hundreds of thousands of people from Punjab joined the PTI during the recent membership campaign, reposing their confidence in the leadership of Imran Khan.
He said the PTI would emerge as the largest party in the general election and clean sweep the polls. He said the masses were looking towards Imran Khan because other politicians did not deliver.
Dr Yasmin Rashid and Mahmoodur Rashid also spoke.