PTI chief Imran Khan. — Photo by AFP

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday said that after the Supreme Court's ruling on Asghar Khan's petition, Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif had no moral credence to continue staying in politics, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives in Lahore, PTI chief further said that "certain people who come to power through the democratic process expect that no questions should be asked pertaining to their corruption and misappropriation".

"Nawaz Sharif should quit politics in the wake of the detailed judgment on the Asghar Khan case," Khan said.

He added that all state institutions must operate within their constitutional ambits.

Khan further said that regardless of who would be in the Presidency at the time of the upcoming general elections, the PTI would be contesting.

He said the PTI had initiated its war against corruption and that it would take the battle to its logical conclusion.

Updated Nov 09, 2012 08:56am

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Michael Malcolm
Nov 09, 2012 01:32pm
Twice PM and twice bowled out and still trying to pad up to bat when the empire has declared that the second time was through back door. Nawaz Sharif should be banned from politics like cricketers when accepting bribes.
Nov 09, 2012 03:14pm
Dear Serensz, regardless, if PTI comes in to power or not. You are supporting a person (Nawaz) who is a crook takes money and gives money to come in power. I can,t understand you reasons to support him unless you are like him otherwise I don,t see any reason to support them. Becasue of these politicians and people who support them, Pakistan is in a mess. May Allah help us all and show us the right path, Ameen.
Michael Malcolm
Nov 09, 2012 01:35pm
Man is worth when he delivers. Nawaz Sharif was twice PM and twice he failed to deliver be whatever reasons he may give. Imran Khan is willing to take up this challenge to deliver and if he fails he will quit I am sure.
Nov 09, 2012 01:36pm
Imran Khan should quit politics, I think. His campaign of disinformation continues to paint the taliban as "innocent victims of drones" while ignoring the fact that they are the killers of tens of thousands of Pakistanis and the worst enemies of Pakistan. At other times he paints these cowards who attack schoolgirls and send suicide bombers to kill innocent people as being some kind of super-warriors whom no one can fight. These lies, all to willingly bought by Pakistan's vapid elite, have sapped Pakistan's ability to fight back and finish of the taliban.
anwar saeed
Nov 09, 2012 01:13pm
After the Supreme court verdict against Nawaz Sharif ,it will be better for him to go back to London, UK and live like Altaf Hussain. I do not belong to any political party, however, I always respect law & order.
Nov 09, 2012 01:41pm
Maybe but at least he did not run away at the first sign of pressure. Why doesn't Nawaz account fior his amassed wealth. If its legitimate then he has nothing to worry about. What about the dynastic politics? Has Pakistan been given in jahez to the Zardari's and the Sharifs ?
Agha Ata (USA)
Nov 09, 2012 01:09pm
" Beyond innocence and sincerity halo around you..." reminds me of a joke. A young man whose beloved liked someone else told her. "Why do you like him, besides his handsomeness, wealth, high education, fame and character what else does he have to be attractive?" My dear serenesz, whoever you are, please remember that all qualities politicians have minus SINCERITY mean absolutely nothing.
anwar saeed
Nov 09, 2012 03:56pm
No. This is not the ONLY way Imran Khan can win. He will win if all Pakistani voters open their eyes and think what is good for the country not good for their particular favorate party. I live abroad. I wish I could vote for him. Pakistan need a sincere and honest leader like him.
Yahya Khan
Nov 09, 2012 12:26pm
This is the only way you can win Mr. Imran...........
Nov 09, 2012 11:30am
This Nation,s major achaivement is corruption in last thiry odd years, their youth brought up in corruption.Who gave some one right to be PM-3rd time ?corruption¿Mr Nawaz found be corrupt ,FULL STOP.Silly argument he is beyond your league.In a way ofcourse he is beyond Mr Khan,s league, because the only extampor lecture on an international platform form Nawaz can Give is SRI PYYEE. Where as we have seen Mr Khan delivering extampor lectures on many international Platform, and well defended against Pakistan.
Nov 09, 2012 05:55pm
guyz come on. open your eyes now. now or never. Imran success ls through us. We all need to come out on that election day. If we dont we cant blame on any one. Our future is in our hands. Guyz Look at zaradri and nawaz faces. can u differentiate. are we blind. Guyz Imran is fighting alone like a lion. He needs us now. so make a call.
Nov 10, 2012 02:17am
if PTI is on top then no matter who is second or third ;)
Nov 10, 2012 02:15am
exactly. It is time for a change.
M. Asghar
Nov 09, 2012 09:30am
To gain the forthcoming elections , the PTI has to work very hard in the country side, where the majority of the electors live and suffer at the hands of the feudal forces.
Nov 09, 2012 03:15pm
PPP, ANP and MQM are the only parties who believe in secular Pakistan and are openly against good for nothing fundamentalist extremists. PML(N) is pro taliban and pro fundamentalist (malik ishaq is left hand of nawaz sharif) and gets a major chunk of votes from these elements. PTI has not made it clear so where do you think they are going to stand?
anwar saeed
Nov 09, 2012 03:42pm
Imran Khan's wish could be true if Pakistani voters cast their vote. Think of a better Pakistan, rather then old politians who make money and enjoy abroad. I wish to see Pakistan like America, Canada, UK and many many other countries. I do not live in Pakistan but if Imran Khan come to power, I will move back from the United States.
Nov 09, 2012 11:09am
Imran is quite correct, Nawaz was alleging only a few months ago that Imran was being supported by the army, now it turns out. Nawaz's own electoral sucesss has only been due to the same army. what a complete and utter hypocrite. The army should not be involved in politics, the people must choose of their own free will.
Mansoor Sajid
Nov 09, 2012 01:32pm
Imran is right percent. If Nawaz Sharif has a conscious then he must show courage to accept the reality and quite the politcs to make room for others (non-family members) to lead the party.
dr israr
Nov 09, 2012 12:40pm
Sincerity and innocence are something which nawaz sharif do not have,and if these are not your criteria then what else are.
Abdul Majid Alvi, FCA, CPA
Nov 09, 2012 12:37pm
Political Credence? How about your credibility in moral standards? Imran Niazi saheb Justice should not be crazy, it should apply to all equally. Yes we need good governance. Why don't you speak up in favor of Kalabagh dam? Energy crisis and water crisis are ruining our industry and agriculture.
Nov 09, 2012 01:54pm
No matter what, we should categorically refuse to vote for any of those two old parties. We have really enough of them! We need a change Pakistan and and new leadership! It's the time of "change"!
Shakeel N
Nov 09, 2012 01:46pm
What would remain credibility of Nawaz Sharif when it is declared by SC that 1990 elections were rigged and he became "pseudo" prime minister?
Nov 09, 2012 04:19pm
he will beat him and his whole party as a matter of fact just wait for supreme courts outcome they will be disqualified and most probably be in jail or perhaps again bow down and asked to be kicked out of the country again where they have palaces waiting for them
Imran A.
Nov 09, 2012 06:17pm
I agree with Imran Khan's comment that Nawaz should quit politics. However I would like to add that Shahbaz shareef to take the lead role. But I also think Khan sahib should come clear of what his agenda is. He seems to have many hidden agendas. A change does not suffice... or justice to all is just scratching the surface of the problems without deep thinking. He clearly did not support Malala's case, he has targetted Edhi in the past. I'm sorry, I don't expect any change from him. He seems to enjoy attention and that's all he cares about.
Nov 09, 2012 09:40am
My Vote Preferences 1- PTI 2-PML(N) 3-Mushraff Party 4-MQM 5-PPP
Ammad Malik
Nov 09, 2012 03:17pm
I've always maintained; i'd love for IK to make more hospitals and also he 'maybe' worthy of the position of Chairman PCB.
Nov 09, 2012 03:03pm
Dear Imran Khan, Keep up the voice of truth and like always ignore these fake commentators supporting Nawaz not because they believe he is good rather because of the fact that they are the beneficiaries of corrupt system. N-league brothers are mafia in themselves without any sense of politics for betterment of people. N league politics is to dominate innocent people and suppress them by letting corruption lose under their government where people like Hanif Abbasi are manufacturing heroine by ephederine smuggling using their mafia cartel of pharmaceuticals. Imran Khan you have whole nation supporting your cause and we are here to help you put Pakistan on path of betterment.
anwar saeed
Nov 09, 2012 03:27pm
Akram. You are quite right. 100%. I just do not understand why all Pakistani do not understand it. We must trust and respect our Supreme Court decisions, all the time.
Asif Kashmiri
Nov 09, 2012 10:15am
Long live IMRAN KHAN
Nov 09, 2012 10:16am
Dear Imran, you can't wish someone away, just because you can't beat him in politics. He is way beyond your league. Apart from innocence and sincerity halo around you, you don't show any capacity or potential for even a lower tier political worker/union councillor.
Nov 09, 2012 10:27am
Tried to give this a 'thumbs down' but it kept rejecting - why ? On the next comment I gave a 'thumbs up' for IK and it got accepted.
Nov 09, 2012 10:30am
Serenesz I agree,but we need change and change we will get. Imran Khan is the only bright light we see and thus we will vote for him. InshAllah he will bring change and surround himself with the right and honest politician and technocrates that think for the country and not for their pockets. He has done a great deed by creasting hospitals and school, that is a begining that none of your party leaders have done before.
Nov 09, 2012 04:52pm
Agree with you. However, hopefully we should not need to go to choice 2 and below.
Nov 09, 2012 04:47pm
Are you serious? What is the intellectual level of nawaz? Never seen him talk any sense.
Hussain Naqvi
Nov 09, 2012 12:19pm
He is very much justified to ask Mian Sb to quit politics if he has moral courage and dedicated Muslim or he should clear his position. It must be borne in mind whatever he performed is absolutely Harram and whatever he and his team drawn from the national treasury must be return. Is any courgeous patriatic like Asgher Khan is there to challenge them to return state wealth to set precedent for the coming generations.
Faisal Ishfaq
Nov 09, 2012 01:34pm
Imran should first ask resignation from his own party VICE CHAIRMAN JAVED HASHMI, his name is also included in the list, not for 3.5 million but for 20 million, do not be a hypocrate and ask Hashmi for resignation
Nov 10, 2012 01:22pm
Good for you