Imran criticises IB chief for meeting Nawaz in London, asks him to resign | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan criticised the Intelligence Bureau’s chief for meeting former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London, demanding the resignation of the institution’s in-charge.

“What was he doing visiting a disqualified PM in London over four days at taxpayers’ expense?” said the PTI chief in a series of Twitter messages.

He further said that the IB in-charge is an official of the state, paid for by taxpayers and his duty is to the state, not to ‘Sharif family’.

In light of Nawaz’s appearance before the Islamabad Accountability Bureau in relation to the National accountability Bureau’s references, Imran also lashed out against the official protocol given to the ousted premier.

“The official protocol given to a disgraced, disqualified PM, also accused of tax evasion, forgery, money laundering etc, is shameful,” he said.

Imran further said that this send wrong message to the society that the powerful can break laws with impunity. “Clearly this is mafia rule not democracy,” he added.

Today, the accountability court hearing corruption cases against the Sharif family ordered that former premier Nawaz Sharif will be indicted on October 2.

Moreover, the court issued bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz’s daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar as they failed to appear in court today despite two earlier summons.

Nawaz returned to Pakistan on Monday after spending over three weeks in London.

Sources said a number of party leaders and government officials accompanied Nawaz as well in his 37-vehicle convoy, however, only the vehicle carrying Nawaz and his legal counsel were allowed inside the court complex. 

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