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Govt not going anywhere, you are going to jail, PM Imran tells Zardari

JAMRUD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday while lashing out at former president and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said that the government was not going anywhere but you are going to land in jail.

 

Addressing a public gathering in Jamrud on Friday, he said that Pakistan is going through difficult economic time but it will be over soon, adding that during the tenure of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), Pakistan’s total debt was Rs6000 billion which soared to Rs30,000 billion during the tenure of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

 

Imran Khan challenged the PPP co-chairman to hold demonstration in Islamabad for at least a week and said that a sit-in is only successful when you deliver the public’s narrative.

 

The prime minister said that the PML-N was expert in money laundering and stealing money.

 

Imran Khan said that Rs100 billion would be spent in tribal areas in next 10 years, aiding that interest free loan will also be provided to the youth.

 

While announcing supply of gas, water and electricity for Jamrud, the PM said development projects will be initiated in the tribal areas. “Torkham border will be opened round the clock,” Khan added.

 

On Thursday, addressing a public gathering in Garhi Khuda Baksh, former president Asif Ali Zardari said that time has come to send the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government packing.

 

He said that if Prime Minister Imran Khan stayed in power, he would push the country 100 years back, adding that his party would soon topple the government.

 

The PPP co-chairman said that it has become difficult for the poor masses pay their electricity bills.

 

Zardari asked the people to be prepared for march towards Islamabad. “Be patient, we will announce a campaign soon to bring topple the government. We will not stage sit-in like them (PTI) and will continue sleeping on the roads till they resign.”

 

Criticizing the government’s policies and inflation, the former president said the prices of vegetables have doubled during the PTI government’s tenure.

 

“I had already said the PTI government’s main target is 18th government,” he added.

 

Later, addressing the gathering, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also lashed out at PM Imran Khan and his government.

 

Bilawal said, “the PTI government has done nothing with sincerity except lying.” He said PTI government launched inquiries through National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to scare PPP leaders, adding that NAB is exacting revenge instead of carrying accountability.

 

The PPP chairman said, “The stories of Benami (fake accounts) are just stories and allegations.” Paying rich tribute to ZAB, Bilawal said today is the 40th martyrdom anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

 

He went on to say, “They (PTI and Imran Khan) say Pakistan has become bankrupt due to the 18th amendment. The Benami Prime Minister does not know strong provinces are the sign of a strong federation.” Bilawal added they (federal government) does not want Sindh but wants to grab its gas, water and other resources.

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