- Says forcibly converting Hindu girls after abduction is extremism, not Islam
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said that provincial resources should be utilised to benefit the people of Sindh, adding that Sindh’s biggest disease is former president Asif Ali Zardari.
Khan stated this while addressing the media during his ongoing visit to Sindh, claiming that Sindh is his province because it has Karachi in it.
Imran claimed that Zardari’s sugar mill mafia is continuously overriding the rights of the locals.
“I can see Zardari being middle-stumped,” said the PTI chief.
Imran lauded the arrest of Sharjeel Memon by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday, adding that this was a step in the right direction.
PTI chief appreciated the efforts of former NAB chairman stating that he saved big criminals from acting against the country’s interests.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif led the to an economic crisis with soaring levels of debt, Khan claimed.
Pointing to disgruntled PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai, Khan stated she had publicly announced that she was resigning from the party.
Gulalai will continue to remain a member of the National Assembly after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday dismissed the disqualification reference filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.
RELIGIOUS CEREMONY OF HINDU COMMUNITY:
Imran Khan also addressed a religious ceremony of Hindu community held in connection with the religious festival of Diwali.
Speaking at the ceremony, Khan said that forcibly converting Hindu girls to Islam after abducting them had nothing to do with Islam, instead, “it was a wrongdoing”.
Khan said that any circumstances that lead to creating unrest among religious minorities should be avoided.
“The extremists are mistaken that forcibly converting someone to Islam will bring them virtue,” he maintained.
The PTI chief said that he would empower the weak segments of Sindh along with him.
He was of the view that injustices to the Hindu community in Pakistan should be brought to an end. The weak segments of the society were affected due to the challenged writ of the law in the country, he said.
Quaid-i-Azam was considered as an ambassador of the Hindu-Muslim unity, he added.