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Imran Khan says Pakistan under threat from 'monarchy' of Nawaz Sharif

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 09:42 IST

Lahore, July 19 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday launched a fresh salvo on the Prime Minister asserting that Pakistan faced a real threat from the "monarchy" on Nawaz Sharif and not the Army.

According to Dawn, Khan said that id Sharif was in place of Turkish President Erdogan, the military coup in Turkey would have succeeded.

Speaking at rallies in Bagh and Muzaffarabad, he recalled the 1999 coup and said when retired Gen. Pervez Musharraf deposedSharif, people of Pakistan did not come out on the roads the way Turkish people did last Friday night.

Stating that the people of Pakistan were more democracy-loving than Turkish nationals, the PTI chief said that they did not come out in support of Sharif [in 1999] because he was amassing wealth in the same fashion even at that time.

"Raising factories, wealth and money and promoting family dynasty had been their style from the very beginning. They are preparing their next generation to rule as if Pakistan is their fiefdom. It's the corruption and lawlessness that has stopped investments and subsequent development and progress of this country," he said.

Making it clear that the PTI would not step back on the issue of Panama leaks, Khan added that every Pakistani this time would demand accountability from him on the matter.

"While you are a businessman and believe in buying or frightening people, if you think you can buy the opposition you are gravely mistaken. This time round every single person in Pakistan wants your accountability . we will also save our democracy like that of Turkish people," he added. (ANI)

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