Imran trying to befool people through ‘fake propaganda’

Information minister vows to hold PTI chairman accountable for ‘receiving funds from prohibited sources’


Our Correspondent April 23, 2022

ISLAMABAD:

Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan was trying to befool the people by spreading “fake propaganda” that a foreign conspiracy was hatched to topple his government.

“Imran Khan is constantly lying … he robbed the people of their livelihood and destroyed the country’s economy during his four years in power,” the minister said while addressing a news conference here on Saturday.

Her statement comes soon after ousted PM Imran accused PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif of hatching a conspiracy to dislodge his government and demanded that the Supreme Court hold an open hearing on “Lettergate”.

Marriyum asked the former premier to explain why he did not disclose the alleged “threat letter” for many days after receiving it on March 7.

“After his allies left, Imran Khan began to see conspiracy against his government,” she added.

“Why did you keep meeting the representatives of the country conspiring against your government? Imran Khan should stop fooling the people,” the minister remarked.

She also referred to the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting’s communiqué which stated that no foreign conspiracy was hatched against the PTI-led government.

On the foreign funding case, Marriyum said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would hold the deposed premier accountable for “concealing” funding details and “receiving” funds from prohibited sources.

“Nawaz Sharif is the key stakeholder of Pakistan’s politics. Imran Khan is a liar, a thief and a hypocrite. No-confidence motion [against Imran] was passed through a joint political strategy,” she added.

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Marriyum said President Arif Alvi administrated the oath to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet members which proved that the incumbent government was formed through constitutional means.

In an apparent reference to the government projects, she said the names of those who had been “taking commissions” in Punjab would be put on the Exit Control List.

“It’s Imran Khan’s ‘incompetence’ that electoral reforms could not be introduced during his tenure,” she said.

“Imran Khan used the Toshakana gifts for his business. Masses now know his reality. He never thought about the betterment of the people. He lied about [providing] 10 million jobs and five million houses. He robbed the people of their medicines and Covid fund,” she added.

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