PM says prohibited funding verdict proves PTI chief a ‘liar’
• Nawaz recalls how the person who would lecture on honesty had been exposed as ‘biggest thief in history’
• Maryam says Imran Khan took money from foreign powers to create anarchy
• Info minister demands Imran resign as party chief immediately • PPP minister says legal action to be pursued after ECP ‘proves’ PTI’s financial crimes • PDM head Maulana Fazlur Rehman demands Imran’s disqualification, ban on PTI
ISLAMABAD: Terming the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) verdict in the prohibited funding case of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) a “charge sheet” against the party, members of the ruling coalition claim it has proved ‘anti-Pakistan forces’ were behind establishment of the party, and labelled party chief Imran Khan everything from a liar, corrupt, foreign agent to a money launderer.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday maintained the ECP decision declared Mr Khan a “certified liar” for submitting false affidavits, while PPP Chairman and foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s spokesman said the verdict proved the former premier was a corrupt person and running his political party under the name of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital.
“The ECP verdict on PTI foreign funding case charge-sheets Imran Niazi for violating the Constitution, submitting false affidavits, and accepting foreign money,” the prime minister tweeted after the ECP announced its decision on Tuesday morning.