Information minister calls PAT, MQI non-democratic entity

Pervaiz says PTI fails to deliver, control corruption in Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had failed to deliver and control corruption in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Talking to a private television channel, he said that PTI chairman Imran Khan was doing politics on only four points. The verification of voters' thumb impressions was not possible due to the sub-standard ink used in the last elections, he said.

Even it was difficult to verify those of voters of NA-56 Rawalpindi, where Imran had defeated Hanif Abbasi of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, he said. "If anyone has any reservations that elections were rigged, then he should approach election tribunals and courts. Why is the PML-N being blamed for the wrongs? The polls were supervised by a caretaker government and the PMLN should not be blamed.”

He said that the PTI government in Pakhtunkhwa had not delivered its promises made during the election campaign. It had failed to provide relief to the people of the province, he added. He said that the PTI even could not control corruption in Pakhtunkhwa, the cases could not be lodged against provincial ministers, who were sacked on the charges of corruption, he added.

The minister said that Imran Khan had done politicking on drone and NATO supply issues, which was against national interest. Even metro bus project was politicized, which was meant to provide cheap transport facility to the masses, he added. PTI raised objections on the amount of Metro Bus project, but they are spending more than the federal government on a similar project in the province.

He said that Imran Khan and PAT chief Tahir ul Qadri were holding rallies on non-issues. Minhaj-ul-Quran and the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief was a non-democratic entity, who had no representation in the parliament and did not believe in the constitution and democracy, he added. To a question, he said an independent judicial commission was probing the Model Town Lahore incident and ‘we should wait for its recommendations.’

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