Ahsan Iqbal says Imran failed to deliver despite establishment’s ‘backing’

Asks him to give proofs of his innocence in foreign funding case

By: News Desk
Published: 11:46 AM, 26 Apr, 2022
Ahsan Iqbal says Imran failed to deliver despite establishment’s ‘backing’
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PML-N leader and Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan gagged media and threw his opponents in dungeons during his three and a half years in power, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.   

Speaking outside an accountability court (AC) in Islamabad where he had gone in connection with the hearing of Narowal Sports City reference, he said not even a military dictator had been as ruthless as Imran was when he was the country’s prime minister. “He did nothing for the country despite the fact that he was the strongest premier in the country’s history as the ‘establishment’ was his supportive,” he opined.    

Ahsan said that Pakistan’s relations with rest of the world soured under the last PTI government. 

Not only that, he added, even the country’s economy suffered badly during the PTI government. “Imran and other leaders of his party should be ashamed of themselves that they are raising eyebrows over the performance of the present coalition government which was hardly two weeks old.  

Terming the PTI’s protest demonstrations outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) offices in the country ‘blackmailing’, the minister said the party chairman did not want anybody to raise questions over what he alleged his and his party’s corruption. “If there is nothing fishy in your bank accounts, then submit its record to the ECP,” he asked the PTI.  

He went on to say that truth of the matter was that Imran was a ‘disciple’ of Adolf Hitler, who was trying to intimidate the state institutions in order to get a ‘clean chit’ from them in corruption cases. “But I hope that our institutions will not be blackmailed,” he added.  

Reporter: Ihtesham Kiani 

Categories : Pakistan