PTI Chief Imran Khan addressing an election rally here on Thursday. — Photo by Dawn
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Thursday that after coming to power his party would bring “big plunderers” to book.
He said poor people were sent to jails for committing minor thefts but big plunderers held important posts and became members of the national and provincial assemblies.
Addressing public meetings in Lahore, Pasrur, Zafarwal and Shakargarh, the PTI chief said the PML-N had failed on all fronts but was now claiming that it had vast experience of running the government. “May God save Pakistan from the experience of the N-League.”
Mr Khan said he felt pity for the “Lion” (PML-N’s election symbol) because it was heading to a humiliating battering on May 11. “God himself has taken suo motu on Pakistan as its people have suffered a lot and has given them an opportunity to change their destiny on May 11.”
He said the N-League had brought all top turncoats and corrupt politicians into its fold, including those involved in the ephedrine quota scandal.
Reiterating to make Pakistan a real Islamic welfare state, Mr Khan said he would ensure rule of law and justice, establish a genuine zakat system and focus on education by increasing its allocation five-fold. He said a uniform education system would be implemented and different education systems abolished.
He said the PTI government would not bow before the US and live with dignity, adding that it would utilise all indigenous resources and make Pakistan a prosperous country. The PTI chief promised to hold local bodies’ elections within 90 days after coming to power so that people’s problems were solved at the local level.