Sherry Rehman asks Imran Khan to resign as PTI chairman

By: News Desk
Published: 12:11 PM, 4 Aug, 2022
Sherry Rehman asks Imran Khan to resign as PTI chairman
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Federal Minister of Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Thursday said that rather than protesting against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) verdict in the PTI’s prohibited funding case, Imran Khan should resign as the party chairman, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

In a tweet, she said that it was strange that Imran, who had the habit of lecturing others on morality, instead of himself quitting his post was demanding the chief election commissioner (CEC) to resign. “Truth of the matter is that the only purpose of PTI’s protest is to prevent its ‘narrative’ from losing its appeal for the masses,” she opined.  

Sherry asked the PTI chairman and other party leaders to refrain from what she said telling lies to the nation. “Despite the fact that Imran has been denying from the very inception that his party has received ‘prohibited’ funding, the ECP report, on the other hand, reveals that the PTI has concealed 13 of its bank accounts and prohibited funding it received from foreign donors,” she added.

The minister went on to allege that the ‘truthful and honest’ Imran had filed a false affidavit. “How tragic it is that the PTI has received prohibited funding in the name of charity,” she commented. 

Sherry reminded that there was a prime minister who had been disqualified for life from holding any public office for misstating the facts. “Here the case is opposite since it has been proved that the PTI received billions of dollars under prohibited funding, concealed 13 of its bank accounts and that its chairman submitted a false affidavit,” she added. 

Reporter: Rozeena Ali