ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid said on Thursday that PTI Chairman Imran Khan knew that masses would not vote for his party in the general election, so he was threatening to hold street protest. Utv Pakistan Report
“Those fearing defeat in the coming general election, are talking about street agitation and sit-ins,” he said while talking to reporters here after attending a function arranged in honour of children suffering from thalassemia.
He said Imran Khan had claimed in the past that the entire country would be paralysed on his strike call, but no city, not even a single street was paralyzed. Imran had asked the nation neither to pay utility bills nor send remittances through the banks, but nobody paid any heed to his call.
“No city of the country will be paralyzed on Imran’s call, as the people themselves had elected PML-N in 2013 general election and it has been serving them.”
Those demanding accountability have their own offshore companies, he said, adding Imran Khan whitened black money in 2002 while there was no mention of Nawaz Sharif in Panama papers.
He said that Imran Khan on the one hand expected Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to join him at street protests and on the other hand the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had given Rs300 million grant to the seminary which reportedly had links with the killers of Benazir Bhutto.
Bilawal who had got political acumen from his mother should know whether Imran Khan was with the son of Benazir Bhutto or her killers, the minister said.
To a question, the minister said the government had included all issues being raised by Imran Khan and other opposition leaders in its terms of reference (TORs), they should accept its TORs so the accountability process could begin.