Marriyum says Imran to face disqualification, punishment


ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that appearance of Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was just the beginning and it would be followed by disqualification and punishment.

In a statement issued here on Thursday, she also expressed astonishment over the acceptance of Imran’s apology by the Election Commission of Pakistan so quickly. She said that it was really amazing that Imran who had attacked the parliament in the public view and abused state institutions at D-Chowk had been forgiven in a jiffy.

She said that pardoning a habitual criminal who had ridiculed the institutions, so hurriedly, was quite perplexing. In a satirical tone, she said that the PTI chairman had been trying to restore the confidence of those institutions by denigrating them, throwing invectives at them and calling them a mafia.

Earlier, the commission accepted Imran’s apology over his contemptuous remarks against the commission and concluded the contempt proceedings against him. Later, Imran told media that he did not mean to attack the ECP but was instead trying to make it a stronger institution.