Foreign powers backing Imran Khan to destablise Pakistan: Saad Rafiq

Railways Minister calls Imran “intellectually dishonest,” who dreams of becoming Pakistan's prime minister


Web Desk November 28, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafiq claimed on Friday that a foreign lobby was using Imran Khan to destabilise Pakistan, Express News reported.

Shortly after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s press conference in the federal capital, Rafiq, along with other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, alleged that his [Imran] actual target was to damage Pakistan’s national interests.

Responding to Imran’s allegations of printing extra ballot papers, Rafiq said it was standard operating procedure adopted by the Election Commission of Pakistan in all previous elections.

Regarding rigging in his constituency, Rafiq argued that neither a written complaint nor any photographic or video evidence was presented as proof by PTI.

The PML-N leader claimed that Imran was “intellectually dishonest” who was dreaming of becoming the prime minister of Pakistan but the voters had yet to support him.

The railway minister further said that while Imran often asks how the PML-N bagged 15 million votes, but never mentions there was an increase in voter turnout and the number of registered voters in 2013.

He explained that their party was well prepared for the May 2013 polls, translating into good performance on election day. “Shahbaz Sharif had given Punjab a model of good governance.”

Rather than making baseless allegations, Rafiq suggested that the PTI chief should insteadt mount legal a challenge if he has any evidences against the PML-N.

PTI’s internal inquiry report on election defeat

Privatisation Commission chairman Mohammad Zubair claimed that a PTI internal enquiry report on its electoral defeat says tickets were sold rather than being distributed on merit.

He added that Imran did not meet his workers and was not aware of ground realties, among other factors.

COMMENTS (13)

Ashfaq | 7 years ago | Reply

I trust foreign powers more than Saad Rafiq and NS. Good news for the country!

pakistani | 7 years ago | Reply

Khwaja Saad , than what is harm in investigating ballot boxes ?

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