Saad Rafique believes Imran seeking help from Establishment to rule again
Saad Rafique believes Imran seeking help from establishment to rule again
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khwaja Saad Rafique claimed on Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was seeking help from the Establishment to come to power again.
Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 50th death anniversary of Khwaja Rafique, Saad Rafique hit out at the deposed premier [Imran], saying Imran left Pakistan on the edge of default. He warned Mr Khan not to cross the line beyond democracy and politicians, claiming that Mr Khan would eventually return to his political opponents but only after facing the music.
Speaking about the current government, Mr Rafique said that while it was encouraging to see the coalition government take power, the onus was now squarely on the political leadership to deliver.
Reminding Mr Khan how the PML-N vice president, Maryam Nawaz, was treated in front of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, Mr Rafique said now he [Imran] was saying that retired Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was behind Mr Khan’s ouster. Mr Rafique also highlighted the matter of Mr Sharif’s disqualification which he called a conspiracy.
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Addressing a workers convention in Kabotranwala Chowk of Ghulam Muhammad Abad on Sunday night, he said economy was making tremendous progress in 1998 and the other countries were trying to copy the Pakistan model. He said that India had conducted atomic explosions on 11 May 1998 adding that Pakistani nation was very much perplexed in that situation but the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif conducted six atomic explosions in response to the 5 explosions of India to neutralize the situation and make a strategic balance in the subcontinent. At that time, it was the worldwide opinion that after becoming an atomic power Pakistan would emerge as a leading economic power, he added.
He said that PML-N again got power in 2013 when the country was facing acute shortage of electricity coupled with terrorism. However, Nawaz Sharif tackled these issues through his visionary leadership and put the country on road to progress and prosperity.
Nawaz Sharif also initiated a number of development programmes including launch of mega project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), but Imran Khan damaged Nawaz Sharif government which was an economic suicide of the country. If the CPEC was completed in its scheduled time till 2021, we would have attained Dollar prosperity without depending on foreign assistance, he added. He further said that CPEC was also a project that would accelerate the economic activities and create maximum job opportunities in addition to eliminating unemployment from the country.
He said that PML-N had also launched a pipeline project which was abandoned by Imran Khan s government due to which the country was now facing shortage of gas.
He said that Imran Khan was dubbing his opponents as thieves but at the same time he himself was caught red handed by pilfering precious wrest watches in addition to stealing many more gifts from Tosha Khana.
"Imran Khan is talking about dissolution of Punjab and KP assemblies, which is an unconstitutional and undemocratic act and we could not support him but we are ready to face if such situation is created in the country", he said and added that the people should realize his nefarious designs and reject him with the power of their votes.
Rana Sanaullah also congratulated the Christian community on Christmas. He said that this day (December 25) was also important for the nation as it was birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and also birthday of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Later, the interior minister also cut three cakes in connection with Christmas, birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and birthday of Nawaz Sharif.
Local leaders of PML-N including Talal Chaudhary and Malik Nawaz were also present on the occasion in addition to a large number of party workers and sympathizers.