ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan cannot compete with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in serving the masses, said State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday.
Speaking to newsmen outside the Supreme Court, she said Imran is only an expert in attacking national institutions like the Parliament House and Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV).
Marriyum challenged Imran to prove corruption of a single penny in any project launched by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government during the last three and a half years or its previous tenures. She said Imran is trying to seek a way out as he was anticipating an undesirable decision in the Panama Papers case being heard by the Supreme Court.
She said Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was attacked during the National Assembly proceedings when he was going to talk to the PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi to help restore calm and peaceful atmosphere in the House. “But what happened to Khaqan Abbasi, everyone knows,” she added.
“Imran Khan first attacked parliament from outside and now from inside,” she remarked. She said whatever happened in parliament on Thursday was pre-planned to defame the supreme institution and parliamentarians, and Imran Khan was the mastermind of that incident.
Marriyum said the prime minister had set a great precedent by presenting his three generations for accountability. On the contrary, the PTI chairman was seeking immunity from the Election Commission, he added.
She said the PTI leaders knew that they would not be able to face Mariyam Nawaz in general election 2018. Imran was levelling allegations against her day and night but he could not compete against her, she added.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2017.