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Imran Khan claims Pak Govt shut NATO supply routes to get better financial returns

Islamabad, Tue, 10 Apr 2012 ANI

Islamabad, Apr 10(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan has claimed that the Pakistan government has sealed the NATO supply routes for reaping better financial returns.

"All the political forces have double standards on the issue of resumption of NATO supplies route, while the government just wants better returns in terms of finance," The Nation quoted Khan, as saying.

He said that Jammatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed could not be held guilty until charges against him are proved in the court of law.

"If someone has solid proofs against Hafiz, he/she should go to court. The manner in which the US announced him as most wanted is totally wrong. He is innocent unless proven guilty," Khan said.

He also questioned the political process where it was decided to hold negotiations with the Pakistan Taliban by parting ways with the US in the ongoing war on terror.

He also criticized the Jamiat -Ulema e-Islam (JUI) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and held him responsible for killings in tribal areas during former president Pervez Musharraf's regime.

"Today, the Maulana has taken a stern stance on the issue of resumption of Nato routes but being part of the government in KPK province during the Musharraf regime he is responsible for killings of hundreds of innocent tribesmen during this period," he added

Imran also rejected claims that he is weighing the option of announcement of civil disobedience across the country.

"If PTI goes for civil disobedience, the critics will say the attempt is aimed to derail democratic process in the country. However, if in near future the situation continues to deteriorate we will be left with no other option but to do so," Khan said. (ANI)

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