MANSEHRA: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Friday said his party would make a new Pakistan after winning the May 11 elections where the former corrupt rulers would be taken to task.

“I assure you that PTI is going to make a new Pakistan, where corrupt rulers will be taken to justice. I will hold (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz) Nawaz Sharif and (Pakistan People’s Party leader) Asif Zardari accountable after coming to power as these kings of corruption won’t hold each other accountable,” he told an election rally here.

Mr Imran declared himself a lion-hunter and said enthusiasm of youths would wash away PML-N in Punjab.

He said after coming to power, PTI would break the partnership between Zardari and Nawaz Sharif as the people wanted to get rid of the two corrupt politicians.

The PTI chief said the last government was not sincere in addressing energy crisis in the country and that Chashma Canal alone could generate more than 50,000 megawatts electricity.

He said construction of roads couldn’t put the country on the way to prosperity.

“This country will get the real prosperity and development when justice is dispensed to the people without discrimination and the philosophy of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is implemented in letter and spirit,” he said.

Mr Imran said Nawaz Sharif had a double standard as he on one hand talked about the freedom of judiciary but on the other, had tried to bribe the Supreme Court judges for a favourable verdict through former president Mohammad Rafiq Tarrar during his term as the prime minister.

He asked how such a man (Nawaz Sharif) could establish the rule of law and justice in the country.

The PTI chief said time was not far when the people would respect green passport and the people from other countries would come to Pakistan for employment.

He said the PTI government would enforce the true system of justice like the one seen during the era of four caliphs of Islam.

“We will end the rule of corruption and enforce the rule of justice as Khulfa-i-Rashdeen (four caliphs) did and it is the pride of Muslim Ummah,” he said.

Without naming Maulana Fazlur Rehman of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Mr Imran said the maluvi (cleric) was not true to his words and that’s why his party had failed to win the hearts and minds of the people.

PTI leaders from Hazara division Sajid Mumtaz Khan, Khurram Khan, Azam Khan Swati and Ali Asghar also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier speaking in Allai, Mr Imran said he would introduce a new local body system in the country for public welfare through better governance if the people voted his party to power.

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