The law is above the ‘King’: Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan hailed the Supreme Court decision over the Panama Leaks saying that the ‘King’ in a obvious reference to the prime minister was not above the law.

Speaking to the media as he arrived at the Supreme Court to attend the hearing, Imran said, “The Prime Minister has been summoned.” The statement was an apparent blunder by the PTI chief because in reality the prime minister had only been issued a notice.

“The basis of democracy is Magna Carta– a law which was passed which said that the law was above the king. This is the first time in Pakistan’s history the ‘king’ has been told that the law is above him. We welcome the decision,” he said.

He said that the SC decision will strengthen his party’s protest adding that corruption is cancer which is eating away the country.

Later on Thursday, while speaking to the Faisalabad bar he said that Panama Leaks were not an allegation, in fact they were proof that these offshore companies were used in money laundering.

He said that the country was getting buried in debts. “Countries like Bangladesh and Nepal are doing better than us.”

In the past, he said, Pakistan was an exemplary economy in Asia.

Imran Khan added that institutes in successful nations do not differentiate between the rich and poor.