FAISALABAD/SARGODHA - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan yesterday said his party, on coming to power after next general elections, would introduce a law barring rulers from doing business.

Addressing a gathering of industrialists and businessmen in Faisalabad, he lamented all the investment had been shifted from Pakistan to Dubai. He was of the considered view that investors’ confidence could only be restored if corruption was eliminated from the country.

He asserted his party’s agenda was to eradicate poverty from the country. He expressed determination PTI would introduce policies in favour of the poor. He told the audience that he was aware of the difficulties being faced by industrialists and businessmen for years.

“I assure you that PTI will raise voice for the rights of industrialists and employees at every forum,” he told the audience. Khan averred he owned no factory anywhere in any part of Pakistan, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said India’s industries were progressing due to low cost of gas and electricity.

The PTI chairman said Sharifs had started threatening National Accountability Bureau and the higher judiciary after their corruption was exposed, which was absolutely shameful and unacceptable. He said, “People will not allow Sharifs’ ‘dictatorship’.”

Imran Khan said both Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were attacking the Supreme Court and National Accountability Bureau as they had come to know they would be convicted in the corruption references. He vowed PTI would continue its struggle for the change and the people’s prosperity.

Later, Khan also paid a surprise visit to Mela Town of district Sargodha in the evening. He reached the residence of Lt-Gen (r) Saleem Mela. PTI leader Usama Ghias Mela and others were also present there at that moment. A number of PTI workers received Imran Khan at Kotmomin Interchange from where he was taken to Mela Town in a rally.

Imran Khan, talking to the party workers, said they should make preparation for the forthcoming elections. He said PTI was struggling against a specific mafia, urging the workers to work hard to defeat anti-people elements.

Imran Khan also exchanged views with PTI leaders and office-bearers about organisational matters and advised them to make the party more organised, effective and dynamic.

It is worth mentioning that Imran Khan’s unscheduled visit to Mela Town astonished the police and district administration. The police could reach Mela Town from Sargodha when Khan had left for Islamabad after his brief visit.