Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Wednesday said that state institutions were not corrupt but some elements in them indulge in “bad practices”.
“If one person makes a mistake, this does not mean that the whole institution is at fault,” he said while addressing party workers and supporters live on social media.
Replying to a question regarding the role of state institutions in the upcoming elections, the deposed premier said, “If one or two individuals do something wrong, the entire institution is not responsible for their act,” he added.
Talking about the chief election commissioner, he said that all his judgments were “anti-PTI”.
“The day [foreign funding] cases of all three parties are heard simultaneously, it will be clear that only the PTI has a proper system of funding,” he added.
Imran Khan said that if former prime minister Nawaz Sharif comes back and gets another ‘NRO’, he will not accept it. “It will discredit the judicial system as no one would believe in it… everyone will say the wealthy can get away with anything in Pakistan,” he added.
To a question about dissenting PTI members, Imran said that they thought when the PTI would come into power, the government will help them grow their businesses [in an unlawful way], “but we did not”. “That’s why we faced issues because we stopped them.”
He added that if the country’s youth accepts the “foreign conspiracy” then the whole generation would be seeking visa of rich countries in the future.
Moreover, the former prime minister urged his followers to respect the armed forces of Pakistan. “If there is no army, there will be no Pakistan… Pakistan needed army more than Imran Khan,” he added.
In the next elections, Imran said he will lead the party’s campaign in interior Sindh. “Independence is more needed in the province than the rest of Pakistan.”
He went on to say that Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shehbaz and Bilawal Bhutto have no credentials as they cannot connect with the people.
To a question about security threats issued by the Punjab government ahead of PTI’s Lahore rally in Lahore today, Imran said that he will attend the rally. “It is a special place because Pakistan resolution was tabled there.
He added Pakistan had record numbers of dollar inflow during his tenure, adding that in future his government will try to not approach the IMF.