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Re-open Asghar Khan case and you will find your ‘celestial beings’: Imran Khan

Re-open Asghar Khan case and you will find your ‘celestial beings’: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday claimed that reopening the Asghar Khan case would help identify the much talked about "celestial beings", against whom former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the incumbent, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, feel their party will be up against in the upcoming general elections.

Sharif, in a series of rallies held recently, has claimed that the ruling PML-N's real rivals in the upcoming polls will not be the PTI or PPP, but "hidden forces" and "celestial beings" — remarks seconded by Prime Minister Abbasi.

Despite repeated mentions in news media, however, the 'true identity' of these aforementioned beings has never been explicitly established, although Khan appears to have an idea about who they are.

During a press conference to welcome disgruntled PML-N lawmakers into the PTI today, Khan said: “If [they] want to know who these celestial beings are, then just reopen the Asghar Khan case.

“You would then know how these celestial beings took money from Mehran Bank and gave it [to them]. You would know that ‘poor’ Nawaz Sharif received Rs3.5 million.

"You would also know how much Shahbaz Sharif, Javed Hashmi received, and who the ladla (blue-eyed boy) was.”

Khan further claimed that the Asghar Khan case was never entertained by the judiciary of the time as it would have led to the disqualification of Sharif.

“Asghar Khan was a giant in Pakistan politics, but no judiciary entertained him because his lawsuit was against the ladla, who would then have been disqualified,” he said.

“These celestial beings they are talking about, they’re talking from their own experience," Khan said.

"The way they were turned from businessmen to ‘manufactured’ politicians, they think all others are like them too.”

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