MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has devised a proper system to scrutinise everyone who joins his party, new entrant and political heavyweight Javed Hashmi has said.
Speaking at a media briefing that he arranged in Multan to explain his reasons for joining the PTI, the former PML-N stalwart said that he was in politics not to force its implementation on people but to serve them.
Defending Imran’s strategy of welcoming senior political personalities in his recently-popular party, Hashmi said that if PML-N can accept all PML-Q members except the Chaudhry brothers then why can’t Imran allow people from other parties to join his PTI.
Hashmi, whose former party has blamed him of ‘selling’ himself to Imran, said that it was time that politicians stopped the blame game. “We have to end this blame game because it will never promote democracy in Pakistan. Our basic aim should be cleansing of politics in Pakistan.”
He said that the PML-N and its leadership still hold a special place in his heart. “I will never forget Nawaz Sharif’s righteous stand for democracy in the country.”
Talking about the 2013 elections, he said that PTI was fully prepared and stood a great chance at the next polls.
Responding to a question about Pakistani neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui who is jailed in the US, he said that America ignores all pleas. “They do whatever they want and pick up anybody from anywhere.”
“I know that in many issues, the government’s hands are tied and it is helpless.”But Aimal Kasi [Pakistani who shot CIA officials in the US in 1993] was hanged during the PML-N’s government and we not even informed,” he said.