GUJRANWALA: PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is "rejoicing while sitting at the Centre" while the nation is abusing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Addressing a jalsa in Gujranwala, Khan said: "Zardari is present at the Centre, ruling Sindh, making money while the people are abusing PM Shehbaz and PML-N."
Berating the Sharif brothers, the PTI chairman said: "Shehbaz is asking what to do after becoming the prime minister. He said that inflation is rising and foreign exchange is tumbling. The two brothers (Shehbaz and Nawaz Sharif) are now trapped and they are wondering what to do."
He said that PM Shehbaz thought he would save himself from the Federal Investigation Bureau (FIA) after becoming the prime minister and warned the PM that he will recover all the money from him and send him to jail.
The former premier — while referring to the no-confidence motion that ousted him from power — said that the country's biggest thieves were brought together to overthrow an elected government through a "foreign conspiracy".
He reiterated that he was calling the nation to march toward Islamabad to thwart the foreign conspiracy and to fight for the real freedom of Pakistan.
Khan further said that he neither bowed before anyone in a servile manner nor will let the people of Pakistan do that Khan and that the office of the prime minister had no value before his eyes.
The PTI chairman thanked the Supreme Court for serving justice to those "who sold their consciences (turncoats)."
Praising his government and shedding light on the ongoing economic turmoil in the country, the PTI chairman said that there was a significant increase in exports during his tenure. "During the last nine months, the country's exports increased by 26%," he maintained.
Khan said that his government reduced petrol prices and also the prices of "Fazlur Rehman (diesel)", adding that the government provided relief to the masses when the inflation was rising globally.
He also said that his government helped the farmers and they benefitted the most during the two years of the PTI government.
"During the COVID-19 pandemic, our country prospered with the increase in the employment rate," he said, adding that "these thieves ousted our government when our country was heading towards its betterment".
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