ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, in a direct reply to the premier’s remarks earlier in the day, said protesting in a peaceful manner is a part of democracy and not terrorism.
“The prime minister was asked a simple question regarding the acquisition of apartments worth billions in London,” said Imran.
The PTI chief also asked the prime minister to follow the example of other democratic leaders, and their actions following the Panama Papers revelations.
“Does this mean that as a prime minister you can commit any crime, but if we question your conduct then democracy is threatened,” questioned Imran.
Imran reminded the premier that it is the opposition’s responsibility in a democracy to be answerable to the people and the opposition.
The PTI chief elaborated that the government needs to be answerable, and not blackmail others who also have offshore companies.
He added that the movement started by the opposition will not end, no matter how hard Nawaz tries.
“The premier has also divided the country, on one side are corrupt and on the other side are the people of Pakistan who want accountability for their money.”