Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the two major opposition parties – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) – are trying to remove him from office before they can be tried and end up in jail on corruption charges if he remains the PM.
“They are scared of Imran Khan that their corruption will be exposed. They are taking adjournments and a judge is extending dates for case hearings. But one day, the cases have to be heard and these corrupt people will have to go behind the bars,” PM Imran said at a ceremony for the Sehat health card launch in Faisalabad, referring to the opposition’s view of himself.
The prime minister also said that corruption was more damaging to a country than war. He reiterated that his administration was tackling the enforcement of rule of law, offering it as a panacea of sorts to the country’s ills.
“Once we succeed in establishing the rule of law, you will see the difference, and the change has already begun in this regard,” the premier assured.
“The world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was forced to leave Australia for not following the rules,” he said, referring to the tennis player’s deportation from the country over his vaccination status. “This is how countries are made stronger.”
Earlier this week, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would be holding a ‘mass contact campaign‘ to drum up support for the party in the second phase of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local government elections, and the elections excepted in Punjab in May.