KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed said on Wednesday that the PTI government is saving billions of rupees belonging to the nation.
Speaking to a private media outlet, he added that he will share the financial details in a press conference: “Next week, I will hold a press conference and reveal how much the previous governments used to spend and how much PTI is spending.”
Responding to a question pertaining of PTI member of national assembly (MNA) Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s accusation that the PTI government was sidelining Karachi, he added: “Karachi voted for Imran Khan in both 2013 and 2018 general elections”.
He added that people had voted for Liaquat because they support the ideology propounded by PTI chief Imran Khan.
“Even if Imran Khan had nominated a pole instead of Aamir Liaquat, it would have won,” he stressed.
He noted that the former TV personality “creates a hype about things” but that they would “convince him to come back on track”.
“I don’t understand why he would say such a thing,” Javed stated, adding that Hussain would change his stance “in 24 hours”.
Earlier, Liaquat had appeared on a talk show at a private media channel where he complained that he was not invited to a meeting in Governor House where the newly appointed governor met all of party’s MNAs and MPAs from city
“I was an important leader of MQM and I know all the top leadership personally and that is why I should have been asked,” he had said, adding that he would have conducted negotiations on PTI’s terms.
Talking about the possible forward block in PTI, Liaquat had said that there is no proper forward block as such but there are leaders from Karachi who are not happy with party leadership. “Those leaders promised people of their constituencies to bring change but the party is not listening to them,” he had claimed.
“This will not be good for PTI’s future in Karachi.”
“This limited austerity will not work rather the party has to focus on real issues especially in the metropolitan city,” he said, adding that PTI should not have formed a coalition government.
“The promise of change has not been fulfilled hence there is uncertainty among the masses,” he commented.