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November 19, 2019

PM’s speech invites criticism from PPP


November 19, 2019

LAHORE:Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at the inauguration of Hazara Motorway Phase- II on Monday invited severe criticism from Pakistan Peoples Party leadership which termed it below the stature of a prime minister.

“It wasn’t the speech of a prime minister, it was the speech of a street boy, he shouldn’t forget the dignity and demands of the stature he is holding” said Syed Nayyar Hussein Bokhari, Secretary General of PPP and former Chairman of Senate while talking to The News.

Nayyar Bokhari said the speech of the prime minister reflected a defeated mindset and his frustration. Spokesperson of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, while talking to The News said that the remarks of the PM were nothing new for the nation. If we cast a glance over his past track record which had been full of disrespect for opponents, he added.

He said that Iman Khan had promoted a culture of political intolerance in the country to a level that he would himself face outcome in future of what he had been sowing. Moreover, in a statement issued here on Monday, Information Secretary Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, Dr Nafisa Shah, MNA, reacting to the speech of PM Imran Khan said that the situation of the ‘selected’ is telling that his game is over and he is preparing for departure.

“It is wishful thinking of Imran Khan that anyone is asking him for an NRO, Imran Khan has made two Pakistan, one for his cronies and the other for his political opponents and public in general,” said Nafisa Shah.

Imran Khan himself is the chief of corrupt elements of this country and most of the corrupt are in his own party, Dr Nafisa Shah concluded. Spokesman of Sindh government while talking to The News stated that the nation was sick and tired of listening to the same 20 years old speech of Imran Khan. He said instead of pointing fingers to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Zardari, the prime minister should start ‘introspection’ while assessing his own performance as the PM. He said the office of prime minister could only be held by a person with dignity.

Our correspondent adds: The general public expressed a mixed reaction to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech during the inauguration of Havelian-Mansehra section of Hazara Motorway.

According to Muhammad Naeem, a resident of Lahore, it was not the stature of the PM to say such words about Bilawal Bhutto. "Imran Khan should think big and work for the welfare of the country rather than criticising the people. Good governance is a big issue of this country. Khan should make it better. He must realise the ever increasing prices of essentials," he added.

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