Turncoats’ acceptance negates Khan’s claim for change: Pervaiz


Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Sunday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was inducting “recycled political turncoats” in his party, contrary to his claims for bringing a change.

The minister, in a statement, said the turncoats had already enjoyed many terms in government offices. He observed that PTI chief only thought of launching his party in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) at the time of elections there. He would forget the people of these two areas like he had forgotten the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after getting their votes, he added.

The minister pointed out that none of the PTI’s ticket holders for Senate elections belonged to the middle class, or a representative of the masses. They were either billionaires or representatives of higher bureaucracy, he added.

He said even one of the Senate tickets was given to buy and bribe the AJK bureaucracy. The choice of Senate candidates by the ‘Takht-i-Banni Gala’ had exposed the claims of honesty, he added.