Shah sees no difference between PTI govt, dictatorship


–‘Credit’ goes to Shah for destroying national institutions, reacts Fawad

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah criticised the ruling PTI government by saying they adopted “a model of dictators”, to which Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry reacted and declared that he played a big role in “destroying the institutions”.

Shah, while addressing a public gathering in Pano Akil on Sunday, said, “The civilian dictator system has taken over in the country.”

“I don’t accept that there is democracy in our country. They have ripped democracy into pieces,” the PPP leader said. “Today, farmers and labourers are crying. Pakistan is going down,” he said, adding “when we come out against inflation they [the government] say we are saving ourselves but in fact, we want to save Pakistan and the poor.”

Slamming the PTI government’s decision to rename Benazir Income Support Programme, he said he feared the government may also Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s picture from currency notes.

“You can’t remove Benazir’s name from the hearts of people. This is a name of democracy … They [government] are a bubble of water and will die down one day,” he added.

Later in the day, the info minister reacted and said Shah should be ‘credited’ for destroying the national institutions.

In his latest tweet, Fawad said that the PPP leader should remember his wrongdoings and stop ‘selling’ the names of Benazir and Bhutto.

The info minister said that Shah has a bigger part in the destruction of institutions as he was the chairman of a committee which had stacked political appointments in past.

Slamming the PPP leader, he continued that Khursheed Shah was the ‘biggest worm’ among termites which ate roots of the national institutions.