Sanaullah declares PTI, PAT chiefs as ‘Banarsi Thugs’


Punjab former law minister Rana Sanaullah has declared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri as “Banarasi Thugs”.

Talking to journalists on Sunday, Sanaullah said that the heads of the two parties engaged in sit-ins in the federal capital were deceiving the innocent masses in the name of change in system and hollow promises to resolve problems faced by the countrymen.

He clarified that issues and problems couldn’t be settled through protests and long marches but by efforts and sacrifices.

The former minister was of the view that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government will complete its five-year constitutional tenure in the larger interests of the country and it was letting no stone unturned to resolve the problems faced by the country and its people.

He rejected the allegations that the government was reluctant to hold local bodies’ polls and said that it was ready to hold the polls but delimitations and decision to conduct local government polls will be taken by the Election Commission and not the provincial government.

The PML-N leader claimed that the PTI and PAT protests aimed at derailing the democracy and toppling the elected government failed completely due to lack of interest of masses.

He said that politics of the PML-Q ended after Pervez Musharraf was expelled and Chaudhry brothers were seeking support from different political forces to keep themselves alive in politics of the country.