Ahsan Iqbal calls PTI members ‘con men’


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday spoke out against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) 100-day reforms and its members calling them as ‘con men’. He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Islamabad Press Club.

Ahsan Iqbal said, “You do not have 53 senators to pass even a single law.”

“Would the 40 senators, that you will have to form a coalition with, be from Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), just the way an alliance was formed during the Senate elections when PPP’s Senate chairman was chosen?”

Iqbal continued to say that if the PTI would vote for PPP in the Senate, then voting for Imran would mean electing PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

He also raised questions on PTI chief Imran Khan’s ability to take over reins of the country.

“I only ask those who are thinking of voting for the PTI if they would quietly give the keys of their motorcycle to someone who asks to borrow it? Would you not think if the person knows how to ride it? If you find out that let alone how to drive it, the person does not even know how to kick-start it, will you hand over your keys to them?” said Iqbal.

He stressed that experience was a necessary requisite to govern the country.

“If experience is required to drive a motorcycle, should a similar requisite not be necessary to govern a country of 200 million people,” he said.

“A person who has never even been in charge of a municipal department, a provincial ministry or a federal institution claims that he will take Pakistan to its desired place, he can God forbid crash and burn Pakistan but not live up to his claims,” he said.

Iqbal also took credit on behalf of his party for ending the power crisis in Pakistan and establishing peace in the country.

He attributed the PML-N’s experience in the development sector as the primary reason for the party’s achievements while it remained in power from 2013 till 2018.

“Our achievements in the development sector in the past five years need to be continued in the next five years,” he said.

“I am hopeful that the Pakistani nation will vote for us so we can bring industrial revolution in the country,” he concluded.