VIP PROTOCOL, STAY OF NAWAZ AT PUNJAB HOUSE
From Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan yesterday criticized Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over the VIP protocol given to ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on his return to Pakistan. In a series of tweets, Khan termed it shameful to provide protocol to a discredited Prime Minster who is facing corruption charges. He questioned the stay of former PM at Punjab House allowed by PM Abbasi at tax payer expense. Imran Khan accused PM Abbasi of aiding Nawaz Sharif in protecting the money laundered abroad. The PTI chief also slammed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for glamorizing the corruption of Sharifs by endowing them with protocol. Imran said that when the farmers of the country were happy then they invested both their own money and efforts to boost the economy of the country. “These people (Sharifs) plunder money from the country and then stash it abroad,” he said. “I urge you all never to vote for any politician who doesn’t have his wealth in the country,” added Imran. Imran accused Nawaz Sharif of saving his own corruption and attacking the country’s security to do so. He blasted Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for providing protocol to Nawaz Sharif even after his disqualification. “Why is a culprit being provided such a large protocol?” he asked. “Our jails are filled with petty thieves but influential crooks are free to roam about in this country,” he added.