Joint address shows President is Nawaz’s Mamnoon


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday termed President Mamnoon Hussain’s address to the joint session of parliament as the statement of a party spokesperson, saying it should have given the impression of federal representation.

Addressing a press conference, Khan said that minorities were not mentioned in the presidential address.

He rejected the impression that his party was creating hurdles in the developmental projects of the government.

Khan dismissed the government’s one-year performance as unsatisfactory, saying, “No important issue was mentioned by President Mamnoon Hussain in his address.”

The PTI chairman said that his party was forced to take to the streets after justice was not delivered on his allegations of vote fraud. Khan said his party knocked the door of election tribunals, the apex court but they did not receive justice from any forum.

He was of the opinion that no media channel should be shut down but opined that media trial of a political party head is not correct.

He said that it is his right to raise questions about foreign funding of any organisation.

Khan said that investors will come into the country when the law and order situation is improved. He stated that more than $200 billion of Pakistanis are in Swiss banks, including $60 million of former president Asif Ali Zardari.

The PTI chairman said that he went to United Kingdom to meet his children not to attend any meeting.

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said they want electoral reforms in the country for free and fair elections. He said that his party supported Sharif’s visit to India but the meeting between the heads of two countries gave the impression of a senior meeting a junior.

Qureshi also criticised the premier, saying he took his son to New Delhi during an official visit. He was of the opinion that the head of the country should not run business.