PTI demands inquiry after Kakar's Form-47 threats

Says exchange of bitter words between ex-caretaker PM and Abbasi is nothing less than a confession

Our Correspondent May 05, 2024


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has called for an independent inquiry after the “eye-opening” exchange of heated words between former caretaker premier Anwaarul Haq Kakar and PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi.

In a statement, a PTI spokesperson said the verbal altercation served as an insight to expose the alleged stealing of its electoral malfeasance.

The PTI's response came in the wake of reports detailing a tense confrontation between the former caretaker premier and the PML-N stalwart, during which Kakar purportedly issued a warning, suggesting that revealing certain information about Form-47 could leave the party nowhere to hide.

Sources familiar with the incident had claimed that tensions between the two politicians flared over the wheat scandal during a meeting at a private hotel.Abbasi allegedly faced criticism for attributing blame for the wheat scandal to Kakar's tenure as caretaker prime minister during a television interview.In its statement, PTI criticised Kakar's alleged intimidation tactics, especially considering his constitutional obligation to ensure fair and transparent elections.

The party called for a transparent investigation into the matter, given the gravity of the accusations exchanged.The spokesperson stressed the need for accountability, pointing out that instead of acknowledging their faults, those accused of electoral manipulation and mismanagement are resorting to blame-shifting.

The statement further highlighted the repercussions of alleged mismanagement under Kakar's tenure, particularly regarding the wheat crisis, which has burdened farmers and necessitated costly wheat imports.

PTI condemned the federal government's handling of the wheat import investigation, labelling it as a dubious attempt to shield wrongdoers.

In light of the contentious conversation between Kakar and Abbasi, PTI called for the establishment of a judicial commission to hold accountable those involved in the wheat import scheme and electoral manipulation.

The spokesperson urged a thorough investigation to uncover the truth behind the alleged manipulation of election results and the fabrication of Form-47


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