Karachi (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that progress cannot come if separate laws exist for poor and rich .

While addressing at the Karachi Bar Association, Khan emphasised that justice was the foundation of a strong economy, adding that the country had changed forever after the disqualification of a "powerful" prime minister.

He was referring to the July 28 disqualification of then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

"The law should protect the weak against the powerful," he said, adding that “democracy persists when there is rule of law. When Nawaz Sharif was dragged in the court it gave a message to the corrupt mafia that they are next. "

Khan added that when the former prime minister questions that why he was ousted, he doesn't mean to say that he is innocent why he is facing such injustice but as how can the courts dare to question him.

"Nawaz knows that a public office holder has to answer if his assets are beyond his source of income but he has the audacity to say that even if they are, what is your concern?."