Person selected to drive country didn’t ever run a UC: Ahsan Iqbal

By: News Desk      Published: 12:39 PM, 28 Oct, 2020
Person selected to drive country didn’t ever run a UC: Ahsan Iqbal
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PML-N Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said a selected person in Islamabad had pushed the country on a path leading to destruction, as he blasted the PTI government over its performance, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The key for driving the country had been handed over to a person who didn’t ever run a union council, Ahsan remarked, adding, “The incompetent driver is hell-bent to cause an accident of 220 million people.”

On the other hand, Hina Pervaiz Butt – a PML-N MPA in Punjab – in a tweet passed similar remarks, saying how the person who could not run a bus [BRT Peshawar] would manage the country.

Ahsan, who was addressing the local bar in Nawabshah, is on a visit to interior Sindh for party reorganisation in the backdrop of the activities launched by the recently-formed opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).  

Ahsan told the gathering that the country would progress only if it was run on the basis of a democratic system.

He rued the fact that the GDP growth rate had declined in the country at a time when two million were added annually to the job market. 

In the current scenario, Ahsan warned, Pakistan would be flooded by the jobless youth in the future.

The remarks came as the country is witnessing alarming inflation and joblessness which were triggered by the government’s decision to devalue the rupee under the pressure exerted by the International Monetary Fund.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ahsan, commenting on the Peshawar bomb blast, had told media persons in Hyderabad that terrorism would surface when the entire interior ministry had been assigned with the task of registering cases against the opposition.

He alleged that the security organisations were tasked with engineering the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly elections, adding that Imran Khan had sold the Occupied Kashmir.

Ahsan said Imran had decided that the rivals should not come into power if he was removed from the office and, therefore, he would create chaos in the country to get martial imposed.

He opined that some foreign lobbies also wanted to push Pakistan towards martial law.

About 24NewsHD, the PML-N leader said the TV channel was taken off air for showing the PDM rally.