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Thank God I was cleared in this fake case: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday spoke briefly with reporters after the Supreme Court’s judgement in the case brought by the PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi, saying he “thanked God for being cleared in this fake case filed by a drug dealer.”
The drug dealer comment was targeted at Abbasi, who currently faces charges of illegally selling ephedrine that was used in the manufacture of illicit substances.
The PTI chief also expressed regret that the Supreme Court had disqualified Jahangir Tareen, whom he described as an upright citizen and one of Pakistan’s highest tax-paying politicians.
Notwithstanding the verdict, he said, Tareen should not be compared to the “corrupt mafia” of the Sharif family, who Khan again accused of taking Rs300 billion. Compared to the Sharifs, Tareen conducted all his legitimate business in the country, Khan said.
He also said the PTI would file for a review of the Supreme Court’s judgement on Tareen, insisting it was based on a technicality.