Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday asked three questions from Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), “after his party’s conspiracy in Faisalabad was exposed”.
First: why with the consent of Imran, deliberate efforts were made to save the real killer and shift the blame on innocent persons?
Second: who did politics of dead bodies to turn a failed appeal for strike into success in Faisalabad?
Third: why those doing politics over dead body never offered a funeral prayer of martyrs who have been laying down there lives to make Pakistan a safe country?
The statement comes a day after a PTI activist was killed and nearly two dozen people – among them policemen – were wounded, as hundreds of activists clashed with riot police armed with water cannon, teargas shells and clubs in different neighbourhoods of Faisalabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2014.