ISLAMABAD .: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has refuted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s allegations about alleged nexus between the interim Punjab government and PTI, says party statement on Friday.
PTI has said Sharifs were indeed the inventor of the practice of managing elections with the help of caretaker governments.
“It’s height of idiocy on behalf of former Punjab chief minister to malign neutral interim setup in the province. But such tactics cannot change election results in Punjab which is now writing on the wall,” said senior PTI leader Abdul Aleem Khan.
He said PML-N was perturbed over day to day increasing popularity of PTI supremo Imran Khan in Punjab and knowing the fact they [PML-N] were trying to make the elections controversial.
Aleem said PTI had no culture of dictating state institutions to get some political mileage. However, PML-N’s political history was marred with such instances.
Speaking at a public gathering in Mingora, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, former Punjab CM had alleged that interim set-up in Punjab was acting as a pawn in the hands of Imran Khan and his party.
Criticising the caretakers, Shehbaz had even accused some cabinet members of having close association with the PTI.
He had also said that interim government deliberately and at the behest of PTI was creating hurdles in the election campaign of PML-N across the province.
Khan to visit Islamabad today
As part of the election campaign, PTI chief will visit Islamabad on Saturday (today) and address two rallies separately in sector I-10 and Tramri Chowk.
Besides Islamabad, Imran is also scheduled to address public gatherings in Karak and Bannu the same day.
Earlier, the PTI announced that it would culminate its election campaign by holding a massive rally in federal capital on July 23. However, later a change was made in Imran’s schedule and now he would address last rally as part of election campaign in Lahore on July 23.
Imran is also contesting from one of the three National Assembly constituencies in Islamabad.