PM’s Washington speech reminiscent of D Chowk protest, says Ahsan Iqbal


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address in Washington was reminiscent of his previous speeches at D Chowk.

Addressing a press conference along with other party leaders, Iqbal said that the premier had disgraced the country globally by continuing with politics of revenge and accusations. “The ‘selected’ PM appears to have no vision or experience,” he added.

Iqbal said that dictatorship has been imposed in the country under the garb of democracy, adding that character assassination of political opponents is being carried out and they are constantly being arrested. He also vowed to stand against compromises on rule of law and the Constitution of Pakistan.

He said that the incumbent government is using the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to further its own interests. “Decisions made by the civilian governments had not been implemented in the past and our party would not compromise the country’s future,” he added.

Speaking about the liquefied natural gas (LNG) case being probed by NAB, the former interior minister said that Qatar had provided LNG to Pakistan at best rates when the country was going through a rough patch but the incumbent government is straining the country’s relations with its Middle Eastern ally.