Imran defends Ali Tareen-says PML-N spent money to win by-election

In media talk Imran Khan accused his opponents of bribery in Lodhran NA-154 elections

Considered the home ground of Tareen, PTI had won the seat with a margin of around 40,000 votes in a previous by-election in 2015.

Imran Khan appeared before the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi where Judge Shahrukh Arjumand took up a case regarding injuring SSP Asmatullah Junejor in an attack in Red Zone during sit-in.

Gondal pleaded with the judge to announce a decision pertaining to his client's acquittal before the charges framed against him.

"I am an ordinary citizen and not a royalty", he remarked in response to a question as why he parked his vehicle outside the complex building.

"We will establish the supremacy of law in this Country", he said.

Imran Khan said he had appeared before the Court as a common man and he also reacted as a common man.

"I am a common man while Nawaz Sharif is a Mughal-e-Azam", the PTI Chief said adding Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was a puppet prime minister.

About the criticism regarding awarding ticket to him "for being Jahangir Khan Tareen's son", he maintained that PTI's regional setup in Lodhran unanimously elected him for party ticket as none else was interested to contest by-polls just three months before general elections.

"In order to win the election, PML-N spent a huge sum of money", he alleged. "It is a huge achievement", he said. He said that Nawaz Sharif's corruption had never been exposed since he always made deals to secure himself.

"Nawaz Sharif got an NRO with Musharraf for the first time when he fled to Saudi Arabia", he said.

Imran lashed out at Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, stating that the younger Sharif had gotten scores of innocent people killed extra judicially at the hands of Punjab Police throughout the years.

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