ISLAMABAD    -    The opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday blasted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led federal gov­ernment, claiming that latter’s move to conspire against former prime minister Imran Khan’s oust from power, was meant to exon­erate themselves of corruption cases of billions of rupees.

Reacting strongly to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz’s acquit­tal in a corruption case, PTI se­nior leadership stated that it was another dark day in the history of Pakistan, as people were neck-deep in inflation but graft cases of corrupt rulers were being dis­missed on daily basis.

It said that the “cable of crooks” gathered against PTI chief Khan to send his government packing only to clear their names of mas­sive mega corruption cases.

PTI secretary general Asad Umar said that inflation was soaring at alarming pace day by day because the “imported” gov­ernment was busy in dismissing their mega corruption cases.

He said that these corrupt rul­ers had nothing to do with public interest as it was evident from the fact that this was the main rea­son to conspire against Khan to remove his government through foreign-backed conspiracy.

PTI senior vice president Fawad Chaudhry said that the state institutions have lost the nation’s trust and confidence. “Therefore, their decisions have no value in the people’s court either they gave decisions in fa­vour or against someone.”

Fawad stated that it was be­yond any doubt that today is another dark day in the history of Pakistan. “Now, the next ques­tion of the nation is that the judg­es should tell us that who owns the apartments worth billions of rupees in London, in which the Sharif family has been living for years?” he asked.

PTI secretary information Far­rukh Habib said that Hussain Nawaz, son of former prime min­ister Nawaz Sharif, had said that the beneficial owner of the Lon­don palace was Maryam and a fake trust deed was created in this connection. He blamed that they acquired NRO-II by appointing blue-eyed NAB prosecutor, add­ing that Pakistan was paying the price of regime change, as all the thieves were being released one after another. Farrukh went on to say that Nawaz Sharif and Mary­am have not been able to give the money trail receipts of the Lon­don palaces till date. However, he said that they not only managed to get themselves acquitted of their cases, but also some people were commenting that the cases were false.