KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan has said that the Panama Papers case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was God’s decision.

“I was not behind the Panama Papers case,” he said while addressing the business community in Karachi on Wednesday. “When I said that the umpire raised his finger, I meant it was God’s decision because he is the biggest umpire.” Criticising the PML-N-led federal government, Imran claimed that the value of the rupee has never been so low.

“Never has inflation been this high in the country,” he continued. The PTI chief went on to say that the country is sinking more into debt with every passing day. He said that the parties that have taken turns to rule Pakistan have destroyed the┬ácountry. “Where did Nawaz Sharif’s children acquire so much wealth from?” he asked. “When we ask them, they reply that the nation will decide about [their fate].” He added that those parties that have harmed state institutions can never save the country. “The police in Punjab and Sindh has been harmed. Rao Anwar is a clear example of this,” Imran explained.

Speaking about his party manifesto for Karachi, the PTI chief said that the entire management of the city needs to be changed. “A local government system will be introduced in Karachi,” he claimed, adding that they have also prepared a water programme for the city.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Karachi will freely vote for its favourite candidates for the first time in history. “In the past, anyone who dared to leave Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and join PTI, was killed and people were afraid to vote for any other party but MQM, but the days of (their) terror are gone and now Karachi will vote freely and God willing, will vote for PTI,” said Imran Khan while speaking to workers and supporters in city’s Qayyumabad area. He maintained that for last 30 years, MQM and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) jointly ruled Sindh but still, the people of the capital of the province, are standing in lines for a basic necessity as water. Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday unleashed a verbal onslaught against his opponents saying that long dark night is soon going to culminate. Speaking to party workers in Karachi, Khan said that the nation should be ready for a change. “Only Allah is the umpire. When bad time comes, Panama surfaces.

The departments have been destroyed with whom the country’s progress was linked,” he asserted. He urged never to consider the opponent weak. “My experience is that match can be won till the last ball. The elections will show that only Allah rules over the hearts.