PTI government will not last more than two years: Javed Hashmi

Hashmi says NAB is in cahoots with thieves and cannot perform its core duty of accountability

Our Correspondent October 04, 2018

MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi has said the tenure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would not last more than two years due to many factors including internal fractions.

He expressed these views while talking to journalists at his residence at PC colony Multan on Wednesday. Hashmi said all politicians were ‘the products of establishment’. He reiterated that all his predictions of 2014 sit-in were proved right. The veteran politician claimed that there were more than five factions in PTI. He said because of the internal division, Salman Naeem from PP-217 was disqualified. He suggested Salman Naeem to exercise his right to appeal. “PTI members are enemies of each other because of these internal factions,” he remarked.

Talking about the performance of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Hashmi said NAB has failed in its main objective of accountability. “NAB is now only Aib (defect),” he added. “Even the Chief Justice of Pakistan has seconded my opinion on the performance of NAB.”

“NAB is in cahoots with thieves and cannot perform its core duty of accountability,” Hashmi quoted the Chief Justice of Pakistan as saying. He also criticised the CJP for collecting funds for dams instead of providing justice to the masses.

“Nawaz Sharif is a revolutionary leader that is why he did not want to come out of prison because he was not allowed to see his ailing wife in London. Nawaz’s release from jail is not the result of any deal,” Hashmi claimed.

He praised Maryam Nawaz for being determined on her mission of following the footsteps of her father. He also claimed that Maryam Nawaz would reveal many facts after the chehlum of her mother Kulsoom Nawaz.

The senior politician demanded across the board accountability of everyone including former generals. “Why only politicians are supposed to declare their assets? These generals should also declare their assets,” Hashmi remarked. He alleged that Imran Khan’s house at Bani Gala was illegally constructed by occupying the land of a national park.

“Imran Khan, himself, told me that two army generals were part of the London plan. Khan has formulated such a huge cabinet that he himself is not aware of the names of the members,” he asserted. He said that all the members of the cabinet and chief ministers were finalised by ‘someone else’. Commenting on the price hike of petroleum products, Hashmi said the prices of gas and petrol have jolted the nation within 40 days of the new government.

Hashmi maintained that a separate province was the right of the people of South Punjab so this right should be given without any delay.

Responding to a question on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Hashmi said Imran Khan wanted to include Britain in the project but he should understand that people of Pakistan love China and Chinese people and they would not tolerate any change in CPEC in this regard.


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