Demands trial of Baldia factory fire culprits in Military court
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan hailed the decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan to form a fresh bench to hear the Panamagate issue; however, he voiced disappointment with the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali.
Addressing a press conference here at Insaf House Saturday, the PTI chief has expressed hope that the case will expeditiously be heard without any further delay saying, “I have full confidence in the new bench. And, I will accept whatever the ruling it gives.” He furthermore remarked the lawyers should hot have gone to vacations while the hearing of this landmark case was pending before the court. The PTI’s vote bank is enhancing, not diminishing, he claimed.
Imran demands trial of Baldia factory fire culprits in Military court; Says PTI would be on road in 2018 for neutral empire to hold transparent and free elections; Rules out electoral alliance with parties whose leaders are corrupt
Meanwhile, he appealed the government in the name of humanity to arrest the culprits involved in the burning of innocent people at Badia factory and their cases be tried in military courts. He said he was demanding the trial of the case in military court so that there was no pressure on the judges and the witnesses were not scared by the mafia.
He said Karachi is facing worst shortage of water while garbage dumps are all over the city. He said he was preparing for holding protests for the resolution of these problems and asked the people to hold peaceful protests, as no one pays attention to the problems of the poor unless they are strongly raised. He said Karachi is financial hub of Pakistan which contributes 60 to 70% of the revenue and deserves all the facilities. He claimed that Karachi is the city of PTI as majority of educated class resides here as well as people of different provinces.
Answering a question Imran Khan said PTI will not enter into electoral alliance with any political party whose leadership is involved in corruption. He pointed out that this is not possible because the whole struggle of the PTI is to free the society from corruption.
He also criticised that Local governments were without power and resources in Sindh and Punjab while saying that in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Rs 40 billion have been transferred to local governments including Rs 14 billion at the village level.