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NNI
December 9, 2019

PTI leaders rule out possibility of minus-Imran

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N
NNI
December 9, 2019

LAHORE/NOWSHERA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders have categorically rejected any possibility of in-house change.

PTI leader Jahangir Tareen said on Sunday no one could even think of minus Prime Minister Imran Khan. Talking to media after meeting Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat and his brother and Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, he said the Chaudhry brothers did not have any reservations.

He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) existed due to Prime Minister Khan and ruled out any possibility of minus-Imran formula. He said the present government was making efforts to stabilise economy that was destroyed by previous rulers of the PML-N and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) during the last 10 years. The PTI leader said the parliament was a superior institution which had full power for legislation. “I had contacted Akhtar Mengal today and we have decided to resolve all issues through dialogue. I have also met Chaudhry brothers and they don’t have any reservations with the federal government.”

Tareen said the PPP and the PML-N had ruined the country’s economy and the PTI government was trying to improve it. Replying to a question regarding PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz’s plea, the PTI leader said those who were facing cases wanted to go abroad, adding Shahbaz Sharif was in London to take care of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Tareen predicted time to minus PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz had arrived. Maryam Nawaz had moved a petition in the Lahore High Court last week seeking removal of her name from no-fly list so that she could travel abroad to take care of her ailing father Nawaz Sharif. The court will hear the petition today (Monday).

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Sunday categorically rejected the possibility of in-house change in the country. Addressing a public meeting in Nowshera, he said Prime Minister Khan-led government would complete its five-year constitutional term.

He said opposition leaders, including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, were spreading false and baseless propaganda. He said ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari were allegedly involved in mega money laundering and added they put the country under heavy debt. The minister said the government would not compromise on ongoing accountability process.