–Marriyum terms Imran’s Nankana address a speech of ‘scared man’
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday said it was Prime Minister Imran Khan who needed a deal instead of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
While responding to Imran Khan’s statement at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib, Marriyum Aurangzeb said it was the speech of a “scared, coward and unsuccessful man”.
“Does not matter how many lies Imran Khan tells, he will have to resign. Imran Khan will not get NRO for taking record loans worth Rs11,000 billion in one year and lowering the growth rate from 5.8 to 2.4 per cent,” she said, as she criticised the government for a hike in “gas prices by 200 percent and electricity rates by over 35 per cent”.
“Imran Khan is seeking NRO in foreign funding case as his money laundering and illegal transactions have been caught through 23 accounts,” she said in a comment on the PTI’s foreign funding case pending at the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Further, reacting to the news of Imran’s one-day tour to Lahore, Aurangzeb suggested him to “visit entire Punjab” in a single day.
In a statement, the PML-N leader said that all the people, including farmers, doctors and teachers are protesting the policies of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government as they are not getting the “promised relief”.
She also urged the premier to arrive in Lahore after opening the sections of Lahore-Khanewal (M-3) and Multan-Sukkur (M-5) motorways.
The former minister asked him to inaugurate the Orange Line Transit Line. “Imran Khan! You should take resignation from incompetent Punjab chief minister [Usman Buzdar] over increasing dengue patients in the province,” she added.
Aurangzeb further urged PM Imran to resume the project of free medical treatment for poverty-stricken people and also inquire about the condition of doctors and other staff members who are protesting against the privatisation of government hospitals.