PTI rubbishes Arsalan’s allegations

Qureshi says ‘vilification campaigners’ active again

ISLAMABAD – Reacting to allegations hurled by Arsalan Iftikhar at Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that forces that ran a vilification campaign against the PTI chairman in 1997 have become active again.

Talking to journalists here on Monday, Qureshi said that he was not surprised at the statement of Arsalan Iftikhar, son of former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. He said that Arsalan has all right to file a reference against his leader.

“We have no objection to that if Arsalan files a reference (against Imran Khan)” he said. Arsalan Iftikhar was playing a role of a ‘playboy’ for the incumbent government, he said. “Allegations relating to a daughter were hurled in the past too but it made no difference to us. It rather contributed to the popularity of Imran Khan,” he said.

Qureshi also said that people too had dumped such allegations in a trash. Earlier, Arsalan accused Imran Khan of concealing facts in his nomination papers, and said that the PTI chairman had only mentioned having two sons but did not disclose the fact of having a daughter. Arsalan intends to file a reference against the PTI chief soon.

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