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.

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Michael Malcolm
November 9, 2012 1:32 pm
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.
November 9, 2012 3:14 pm
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
November 9, 2012 1:35 pm
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.
November 9, 2012 1:36 pm
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
November 9, 2012 1:13 pm
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.
November 9, 2012 1:41 pm
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)
November 9, 2012 1:09 pm
" 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
November 9, 2012 3:56 pm
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
November 9, 2012 12:26 pm
This is the only way you can win Mr. Imran...........
November 9, 2012 11:30 am
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.
November 9, 2012 5:55 pm
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.
November 10, 2012 2:17 am
if PTI is on top then no matter who is second or third ;)
November 10, 2012 2:15 am
exactly. It is time for a change.
M. Asghar
November 9, 2012 9:30 am
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.
November 9, 2012 3:15 pm
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
November 9, 2012 3:42 pm
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.
November 9, 2012 11:09 am
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
November 9, 2012 1:32 pm
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
November 9, 2012 12:40 pm
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
November 9, 2012 12:37 pm
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.
November 9, 2012 1:54 pm
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
November 9, 2012 1:46 pm
What would remain credibility of Nawaz Sharif when it is declared by SC that 1990 elections were rigged and he became "pseudo" prime minister?
November 9, 2012 4:19 pm
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.
November 9, 2012 6:17 pm
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.
November 9, 2012 9:40 am
My Vote Preferences 1- PTI 2-PML(N) 3-Mushraff Party 4-MQM 5-PPP
Ammad Malik
November 9, 2012 3:17 pm
I've always maintained; i'd love for IK to make more hospitals and also he 'maybe' worthy of the position of Chairman PCB.
November 9, 2012 3:03 pm
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
November 9, 2012 3:27 pm
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
November 9, 2012 10:15 am
Long live IMRAN KHAN
November 9, 2012 10:16 am
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.
November 9, 2012 10:27 am
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.
November 9, 2012 10:30 am
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.
November 9, 2012 4:52 pm
Agree with you. However, hopefully we should not need to go to choice 2 and below.
November 9, 2012 4:47 pm
Are you serious? What is the intellectual level of nawaz? Never seen him talk any sense.
Hussain Naqvi
November 9, 2012 12:19 pm
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
November 9, 2012 1:34 pm
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
November 10, 2012 1:22 pm
Good for you
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