If elected to power: We’ll confiscate assets of Nawaz, Zardari: Imran
MANSEHRA, March 6: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said if the people elected his party to power, assets of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party Co-chairman Asif Zardari would be seized for being ill-gotten, while their estates would be turned into hospitals and schools.
“(If we win the coming general elections), we won’t spare the incumbent rulers, who have plundered national wealth and deposited it in foreign banks. We will hold Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari accountable for all this. Their assets will be seized and hospitals and schools will be set up on their estates in Raiwind (Lahore) and Karachi respectively,” he told a public meeting here.
The PTI chairman accused Mr Sharif and Mr Zardari were putting up a noora kushti (tug-of-war) against each other to deceive the people.
He said all corrupt people were making alliances but he was sure that the people would reject them to elect PTI to power for taking them all to justice for corruption.
“We’ll bring back the looted money of these corrupt and greedy rulers from abroad and spend it for the welfare of the people, who are even deprived of health and education services due to their corruption,” he said.
Mr Imran urged youths to come out against old political parties and defeat them on the platform of PTI for the country’s existence.
He said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who claimed to be Khadim-i-Aalla (chief servant of the people), had deployed more than 1,200 policemen for his and family’s security at Raiwand estate.
“At the end of the day, I would ask you (youths) to come out and wage jihad against old politicians and their successors, who are playing dirty politics for their own benefits,” he said. The PTI chairman said his party would build a new Pakistan where no foreign power could dictate its policies to kill its own people by its forces.
“PTI, with the support of youths, is going to bring about the biggest ever political revolution in the history of the country. We’ll confiscate assets of rulers and use them for welfare projects,” he said.