Pakistan PM Imran Khan during his address to the Pakistani diaspora said that he will ensure that jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif won't get air-condition and TV in prison. Sharif was convicted in the Al Azizia Steel Mills case and sentenced to seven years in jail. He is serving the sentence in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail.
"Nawaz Sharif wants food from home in jail, he wants air conditioning in jail. But in a country where half the population has no air conditioning or TV, what kind of punishment this is?" said Imran Khan in a 50-minute speech."I am going to go back and make sure there is no air conditioning or TV for Nawaz Sharif, who is a criminal. I know (PML-N leader) Maryam Bibi will make some noise, but I say to her, return the money. It's as simple as that," he added.
Khan made the speech at Capital One Arena Stadium where at least 30,000 Pakistanis had gathered.
Continuing his attack against Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's Prime Minister alleged that the PML-N leader was "propped up" by a military dictator. "Nawaz Sharif was propped up by military dictator. Shahbaz Sharif was propped up because he was his brother," said Imran Khan.
He also spoke about bringing back black money saying that "We have started seizing their undeclared properties, the billions they have taken overseas. We are in talks with other governments to bring that looted wealth back to Pakistan. We will not let accountability go," he said.
Imran Khan's US visit has been controversial. In an embarrassing snub, the United States refused him the state protocol of official welcome on his landing on Sunday. Imran Khan was yet again left red-faced during his maiden visit to the country on Monday when during his speech in Washington DC, activists from Balochistan protested against Pakistan PM.
(With ANI inputs)