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November 20, 2019

PPP leader urges PM to face foreign funding case


November 20, 2019

PESHAWAR: Former federal minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khwaja Mohammad Khan Hoti has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is not appearing in court to face the foreign funding case.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Khwaja Hoti said Imran Khan should tell the nation as to why 12 bank accounts were not shown before contesting the general election. He said this sensitive issue had been pending for the last five years. The PPP leader added that the prime minister during his recent speech avoided talking about unemployment and price-hike and only focused on criticising and ridiculing the opposition members. “He has disappointed the nation by repeating the same old stories of corruption and calling everybody corrupt,” he added. Khwaja Hoti observed that the prime minister did not speak about galloping price-hike, unemployment, increasing prices of electricity, gas and other issues making lives of the people miserable.

The prime minister, he said, should have announced relief to the people. “Imran Khan should tell the nation as to which improvement he has made in the health, education and agriculture sectors,” he asked. The selected prime minister, he said, had been rejected and his days had been numbered. “He should know the fact that the PPP is a political party that has its own agenda,” he said, adding that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and all the party leaders, including himself, delivered speeches from the stage during the Azadi March in Islamabad as all the opposition parties were united in their struggle against this government.

He said the PPP leaders talked about price-hike, poverty, unemployment corruption and other people issues. “We will exercise this right and come out on the roads and talk about problems of the poor people,” Khwaja Hoti said, adding the prime minister did not have the authority to dictate the opposition. He said the prime minister could not complete his tenure and he would not be allowed to remain in power for another four years. The PPP leaders feared lawlessness if Imran Khan was allowed to rule the country. He said the prime minister and his cabinet members were involved in corruption, but were hurling abuses at the opposition. The PPP leader said that this attitude would damage the country as the government has failed to bring about improvement in any sector during the last one year.

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