Daniyal Aziz again calls PTI leaders ‘thieves’


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz on Thursday said he stands by his words that “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf” leaders are thieves.

Talking to reporters outside the accountability court, Aziz said that instead of apologising for the Naeemul Haque slapping episode, PTI leaders tried to justify it by saying that he (Aziz) had instigated him.

Further speaking about the slapping incident, Aziz said, “The word I used for PTI leadership was thieves and I still stand by my word.”

Aziz also said that PTI leaders Imran Khan and Jahangir Khan Tareen “have admitted in written statements that they stole money”. The PML-N leader continued that Imran Khan benefitted from the amnesty scheme and that Tareen admitted to insider training and even returned millions of rupees to the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).

“Tareen used the names of his gardener and cook to do business worth millions,” he added.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Aziz had said that Naeemul Haque’s action against him was “pre-planned”.

A video clip of the incident shows Haque becoming infuriated over remarks made by Aziz in a TV talk show, in which the PML-N leader apparently called him a ‘thief’.

At this, the PTI leader slapped Aziz, saying, “How dare you [Aziz] call me a thief, you should be ashamed of yourself.”