Forget minus one, it's going to be 'minus PTI': PML-N leaders

Dunya News

He said that the governments performance has raised questions on every institution

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders on Thursday while terming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) most corrupt in the history of the country claimed that there isn’t going to be minus one but it’s going to be minus PTI.

Addressing a press conference at the parliament lodges on Thursday, PML-N leader and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is defaming Pakistan due to his ego, adding that it wasn’t opposition but the rulers themselves were undermining due to their actions.

He said that the government’s performance has raised questions on every institution, adding that the PIA plane crash incident caused damaged to Pakistan’s credibility all over the world.

He alleged that the officials in Gilgit Baltistan were being bribed but they cannot allow rigging. “Transparent elections should be held,” the PML-N leader said and added they cannot afford anyone’s conflict.

Regarding yesterday’s tragic incident that took place in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Ahsan Iqbal said that his grandfather was martyred by the Indian Army in front of a three-year-old boy, adding that this picture has shaken the whole world.

Taking a jibe at the federal government, the former minister went on to say that the lockdown in IOJ&K is about to complete one year but our government could do nothing except making speeches.

“People are being slaughtered in Kashmir every day in front of their young children but the government has wasted a year,” Iqbal said and demanded to convene a meeting of the National Assembly on the Kashmir issue.

The prime minister should have telephoned the US President, British Prime Minister and all members of the Security Council to discuss the issue, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, PML-N leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the vote is the voice of conscience and if someone sold his conscience, he will be held accountable before Allah almighty.

Speaking about the ban on PIA flights abroad, he said that the license is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority and not the government, adding that this is a matter of employment of 262 pilots and Pakistan s honor.

Regarding sugar scandal, Abbasi said that sugar was procured by paying more than Rs8,300 per tonne on the old tender, adding that the Supreme Court should take suo motu notice of the issue while his party would also file a petition.

He alleged that there were so many chapters of corruption in the government that they would never end. The sugar problem has been going on in Pakistan for 21 months, adding that sugar is being sold at the price of Rs 85 but the government does not care.