KARACHI: In a major setback to ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Dr. Ramesh Kumar on Saturday announced to join ranks of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) during a joint press conference with Imran Khan here in Islamabad.
Kumar was selected member of National Assembly on minority seat by PMLN.
Kumar vowed to serve masses along with PTI while forecasting that many other members of PMLN were also set to join Imran Khan-led PTI.
“I practiced politics to serve the masses. Even Chaudhry Nisar used to state that a person like him had no honour in the party. I respect judiciary and oppose use of such language against the courts”, asserted Kumar.
Commenting on Kumar’s inclusion, PTI chief Imran Khan welcomed him while vowing to protect minorities via all legal and moral means.
“Equal rights should be granted to minorities”, asserted Khan.
Rigging in general elections 2013
On a question about 2013 elections, Khan apprised attendants that all parties, except PMLN, had raised objections on the [controversial] role of returning officers in the general elections 2013. “All parties agreed on the notion that rigging happened in 2013 elections. Returning officers had fixed match in collaboration with Election Commission of Pakistan”, said Khan while addings, “PTI will hold public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore to show that nation stands behind judiciary. Everyone support new top brass of Supreme Court”.
He accused Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of using money [to win votes] in Senate elections.
Khan once again demands money trail from Sharif
Khan once again hurled question at Nawaz Sharif about means through which wealth had been acquired while stating that Sharif family only submitted Qatari letter [in their defence]. “Their [read Sharif family] lies were exposed before Panamagate Joint Investigation Team. The only aim of Sharif family is to save their Rs300 bn by denigrating state-institutions”, claimed Khan.