KARACHI: Taking a jibe at the prime minister, a senior leader of Awami National Party (ANP) Aimal Wali Khan has said that Imran Khan does not stick to his words and veering from his stance has been a practice that he has been following for the last 28 years.
Addressing a rally in Landhi on Sunday, Khan said that the supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) expressed its anger whenever Imran was called a ‘selected’ prime minister and claimed that he was ‘deliberately forced’ on the people.
He said that people were suffering due to the bad policies of the government and the price hike and inflation had made their lives miserable.
Khan noted that those who came from Afghanistan were termed refugees and billions of dollars were received from the United States to turn them into mujahideen.
Then, he claimed, the state differentiated between the Afghans and the Taliban, the former being the mujahid and the latter terrorists. Khan quoted the PM as saying that people don’t pay taxes. “People pay taxes on all necessary goods, whether in the form of direct taxes or indirect,” said Khan, adding that only thieves, big industrialists and businessmen evade taxes.
“Today, there are more restrictions than in the regimes of dictators like Zia and Pervaiz Musharraf,” Khan lamented.
Addressing the rally, ANP Sindh chief Shahi Syed said that “unbearable inflation was
pushing the country toward a bloody revolution”. The country is drowning in corruption, nepotism and revengeful politicking, said Syed.
He added that the government was trying to suppress every voice that was against it and this was cowardly action.