Govt lambasts Marwat’s nefarious remarks against KSA

Spokesperson terms allegations of PTI’s leader a conspiracy to destabilise economy

APP April 18, 2024
PTI leader Sher Afzal Marwat. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE


A government’s spokesperson on Wednesday said the allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sher Afzal Marwat against Saudi Arabia was a “heinous attempt” to impact the relations between the two brotherly countries.

Spokesperson on Legal Affairs Barrister Aqeel Malik said in a statement that the PTI leader gave the statement at a time when a high-level Saudi delegation was visiting the country. He termed Marwat’s statement a nefarious conspiracy to destabilise the national economy.

“Unfortunately, PTI is full of such ‘digital extremists’ like Sher Afzal Marwat who act irresponsible on media and social media,” he said, adding that the PTI always tried to spoil relations with friendly countries. “PTI’s history testifies that the party always worked against the interests of Pakistan.”

Marwat had claimed that Saudi Arabia had a role in the alleged regime change operation in 2022, when the PTI government was ousted through a vote of no-confidence.

Barrister Aqeel said Marwat’s statement was a nefarious conspiracy to interfere with the process of Saudi investment in the country and destabilize the national economy. Barrister Malik stated that such statement was tantamount to interfering with the process of Saudi investment in the country.

He said the PTI conspired against the government’s sincere efforts to revive the agreement with International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a bid to save the country from economic default. Also, the PTI sent letters to the IMF and held protest rallies outside the organisation’s headquarters, he added.

Barrister Malik mentioned that PTI’s several attempts, including the cipher conspiracy, sit-in on the arrival of Chinese president a decade ago and anti-China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) rhetoric, where the party indulged in baseless allegations.

He pointed out that a party that could put martyrs’ memorials on fire could do anything against national interests. “Working against the interests of Pakistan and later taking a U-turn is a habit of the PTI,” he added.


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