Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday alleged that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family is creating anarchy in the country to shun accountability over alleged corruption.

“Sharif mafia is trying to avoid conviction over money laundering,” Imran said while launching the party’s membership drive on Sunday. “They fear that if convicted, Rs 300 billion of the looted wealth stashed abroad will be seized,” Khan added.

The ruling PML-N is issuing statements against the army in order to protect itself from being punished for money laundering.

On Friday, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal had said that the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor should refrain from commenting on the country 's economic situation.

Iqbal's statement came a day after Maj Gen Ghafoor's interview on a private TV channel in which he had said: "If the economy is not bad, it is not doing so well either."

Earlier in the week, army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa had addressed the leaders of Karachi's business community, stressing that economic stability was tied deeply to Pakistan's security concerns.