Would prefer to leave than selling my conscience: Imran Says ready to pardon dissidents should they come back.

Byline: Tariq Saeed-Peshawar

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said he would prefer to step down than to remain in power by stealing the public money and selling his conscience for money.

'I am answering to Allah Almighty. It is better to let lose the government instead of saving it by stealing the public money and paying bribes for running a trade of consciences,' the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf supremo observed while addressing a public rally at Dargai, Malakand agency.

Imran Khan said he was ready to pardon his party's dissident MNAs if they return to the PTI folds responding to the calls of their conscience.

PM Khan, however, warned that the turn coast would one day repent as their future generations will face the consequences of their elders for selling their consciences and no one would even choose to be part of their families by marrying their children.

Prime Minister Khan lamented that the notorious dacoits of Pakistan have joined hands against those who continue their struggle for the last 25 years to rid the country from the corrupt elements and put it on the path of prosperity. He said there was a difference between those who are selling their consciences and others who are turncoats adding turncoats used to run towards power while those selling their conscience are actually selling their country.

He said the nation has become exceedingly aware of politics because of social media and even a child in the country knows that when a party member becomes a turncoat, there is definitely money involved in that activity. Castigating the opposition parties, he said the dacoits had spent stolen money to buy the loyalties of the MNAs and destroyed the democracy at the Sindh House. PM Khan said it was painful to see that the judiciary and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) are witnessing the people who are selling their consciences. He said the PML-N threw PPP's Asif Ali Zardari in jail during its tenure, while it was the PPP that had initiated corruption-related cases against PML-N, including the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case, when they were in power. Likewise, Imran said it was none else but the PML-N that had assigned the derogatory title of 'diesel'.

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