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Imran Khan expresses readiness to join opposition alliance on Panamagate

Updated: Dec 29, 2016 16:30 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 29 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that his party is ready to join any grand alliance of opposition parties with regard to the Panama Papers scam.

"If opposition parties form any alliance on the issue, we are ready for it, but not for (coming general) elections," the Dawn quoted Khan, as saying.

He made these remarks during a press conference at his Banigala residence.

Responding to a question on Zardari's decision to contest a by-election, Khan said, "Like every ball is not played during batting, I am leaving this ball."

The PTI chief said that he want to see if the PPP will play its opposition role against the ruling PML-N as the two parties had ruled the country together between 2008 and 2013.

He asserted that the PTI had been playing the role of true opposition since the 2013 general elections despite having less seats than the PPP.

Khan said Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and the PPP's Punjab chapter tried to play the role of true opposition but his party will see if they do more opposition or less opposition after the return of Zardari to Pakistan.

The PTI chief said that he wanted the PPP to make the prime minister answerable to parliament.

Khan said he wanted chief justice Saqib Nisar to restore the confidence of people in the judiciary saying "This nation is yearning for justice."

Accusing Sharif of ruining every state institution, Khan alleged Sharif had damaged the institutions more than the military dictators. (ANI)