A senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Saturday upbraided his party’s political foes, especially those who staged marathon sittings in the federal capital in 2014, warning of a plot to destabilise the country.
“Over the period of time countrymen have become familiar with nefarious designs of such anti-state elements. Their slogans of change will not serve purpose this time around,” Daniyal Aziz said, while addressing a news conference along with Minister for Capital Administration Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry.
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Aziz said the PML-N had decided to expose all such forces which, according to him, were busy in hatching conspiracies against the country and its progress under the grab of politics. He alleged that corruption was rampant in different government departments in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) where the rival PTI is in power.
“He [Imran Khan] used to claim from a container that once in power PTI will root out corruption in 90 days. However, the countrymen are unable to see any positive change in the K-P,” he added.
Aziz said the apology of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) former additional secretary Afzal Khan –who had alleged that May 2013 general elections were rigged – is an ample proof of the PML-N’s transparent victory and the PTI’s conspiracy against democracy.
He said Afzal Khan levelled allegations against Punjab Election Commission’s Additional Secretary Justice (retd) Riaz Kiyani and other judges of Supreme Court including former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry.
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“At that time when Afzal Khan was leveling rigging allegations, some anchor-persons were busy declaring the PML-N’s victory as a result of rigging,” he added.
Aziz said the PTI chief Imran Khan was well aware that all rigging charges against the ruling party were baseless but, according to him, Imran used the baseless issue to mislead the ‘innocent people’.
“Imran had started ‘35 punctures’ propaganda without having any proof, but later declared it a political statement,” he added. He said the PTI’s agitation in 2014 was actually a conspiracy against the progress and development of Pakistan as not only the Chinese president had to cancel his important.