Sirajul Haq should step down if he disagrees with PTI’s policies: Fawad Chaudhry


LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that if Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Senator Sirjaul Haq has issues with PTI, he should first resign from his senatorship which PTI helped him win.

Speaking to the media in London after arriving there with the PTI chief, Chaudhry said that the senator is now finding faults with PTI and is accusing it of corruption after having reaped benefits of being a part of the provincial government with them in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Terming JI’s politics as ‘strange’, the PTI leader said that Haq went to the Supreme Court (SC) against the then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers scandal but is now allied with Sharif’s party in the Senate.

Talking to the media in Lahore on Friday, the JI chief had said that he had received a call from KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak asking him for JI’s votes for the Senate chairman’s election due to ‘orders from the top’.

On March 12, Sadiq Sanjrani was elected as the chairman of the Senate after he emerged as the leading candidate of the opposition parties.

The surprise election of Sanjrani garnered much criticism.