Bilawal mocks Imran for holding ‘concerts’ amid flood devastation

Foreign minister advises former PM to become a good human being first and politician later


News Desk September 03, 2022
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari says former PM Imran Khan should become good human being first and politician later. PHOTO: FILE

Lashing out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said that Pakistan was facing the biggest disaster in its history but the former prime minister was busy holding "concerts" in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

“Pakistan is facing the biggest disaster in our history. 1/3 of our country [is] underwater! 1/7 citizens [are] affected, 35 million ppl! [While] Ex-PM is holding concerts in KP & Punjab," he wrote on his official Twitter handle.

He said that the chief ministers of both provinces – Punjab and K-P – were busy organising PTI’s ‘musical event’ instead of helping flood victims. "Shameful, pehaly insan bano, phir siyasatdan bano! (become a good human first and then a politician)," he advised the former prime minister.

During his address at a public gathering in Gujrat earlier in the day, Imran Khan warned the incumbent government that his "freedom movement" will march towards Islamabad if ‘political victimisation’ against his party continued.

Read more: Imran threatens to march on Islamabad if ‘political victimisation’ continues

"I am warning you [PML-N-led coalition government] today, our justice movement will come to Islamabad if you continue to do this [political victimisation] and you will have nowhere to hide," he said.

He lashed out at the government for its alleged use of force on PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, saying that he was stripped naked and tortured.

When the PTI was in power, he went on to say, the opposition's campaign against the government was based on rising inflation. However, during their own tenure, inflation has now reached record levels.

"Bilawal came to Islamabad and said Imran Khan ki kanpen tangengi... for God's sake improve your Urdu first," he said and added that the entire opposition of that time used to say the government had become a slave of the IMF.

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