Imran Khan hailed the SC decision to disqualify PM Sharif

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan, center, addresses a news conference regarding the dismissal of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, July 28, 2017. Opposition lawmakers, who petitioned the court for disqualification of Sharif, welcomed the court decision, saying it was a victory for justice. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Vastavam web: “It is just a beginning,” Imran Khan, Pakistan’s opposition leader and a petitioner in the high-profile Panama case, today said as he hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Pakistan’s Supreme Court today disqualified 67-year-old Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing the embattled leader out of office.The chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party also announced to hold a rally at Islamabad’s Parade Ground to celebrate Youm-e-Tashakur (thanks-giving) on Sunday.

“What the Joint Investigation Team did in 60 days could not have been done even in the West,” the cricketer-turned- politician said.Khan said countries are not destroyed by earthquake, wars and famines. They are destroyed by their institution of justice. To destroy a country, destroy its institutions.”The Supreme Court’s decision has given hope to the people of Pakistan today,” proclaimed Khan.”I know Sharif family for the last 40 years and I do not have any personal enmity with them,” he said.

Khan called the apex court’s decision “the beginning” for a new Pakistan.He also said that accountability process will continue and all those responsible for plundering national wealth will be held accountable.Khan said that USD 10 billion are sent out of the country through money laundering.