Won’t let Imran become Pakistan’s Hitler, says Ahsan Iqbal

Published: July 18, 2019
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While addressing the media in Lahore, Iqbal said that PML-N will not succumb to these pressure tactics.PHOTO: EXPRESS

While addressing the media in Lahore, Iqbal said that PML-N will not succumb to these pressure tactics.PHOTO: EXPRESS

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday, in a surprising comparison, likened Prime Minister Imran Khan to Adolf Hitler and said his party will not let the premier become “Pakistan’s Hitler”.

The strong reaction by the PML-N was due to the arrest of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi by the accountability watchdog earlier today.

“Is every civilian a terrorist here?” Iqbal questioned. “We can sacrifice our lives but, we will not deviate from the path of exposing this government for what it is.”

Questioning ‘biased’ actions of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Iqbal suggested changing its name to ‘Nawaz-league accountability bureau.’

NAB arrests former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

“NAB is only capable of acting against us,” he said, “It does not question the government. Half of the cabinet members have references registered against them, but they are not arrested. Does NAB have the courage to seek out Imran Niazi in the helicopter case?”

The former prime minister was arrested by NAB from the outskirts of Lahore for his involvement in the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) scandal. NAB escorted the PML-N leader to its local Lahore office

 

It is a witch-hunt: PPP

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also condemned the arrest of the former prime minister and termed it as a part of the witch-hunt of ‘selected’ government against the elected representatives.

LNG contract case: Abbasi rejects allegations levelled against him

In a statement issued, the PPP chairman said that the “selected” government wants to hide its utter failure by detaining and arresting political opponents but the protests against its continuous attacks on the national economy would not end.

Bilawal said that “selective accountability by the selected government” would never be accepted despite the use of illegal and unconstitutional tools against the joint opposition.

He also demanded the release of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The former prime minister was arrested by NAB from the outskirts of Lahore for his involvement in the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) scandal. NAB escorted the PML-N leader to its local Lahore office

Authorities intercepted Abbasi’s vehicle at Lahore toll plaza when he was on his way to meet PML-N President, Shehbaz Sharif.

The former premier was due to appear in the accountability court at 10am on today. However, he recused himself from appearing on the pretext that he was busy to appear in court.

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