Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Wednesday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) lockdown plan has failed to derail democracy and if Imran Khan continued in the same manner his politics would come to an end. Addressing a press conference along with State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb and State Minister Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary, he said people had no more trust in Imran Khan because of turning back on his statements. Criticising Imran’s failed political show by terming it a ‘circus’, the minister said Imran Khan did not utter a single word in his speech on the national issues including Kashmir, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other important issues relating to national security. He said that Imran Khan and his party men’s main target was the Prime Minister. Saad Rafique said many people including a dictator and political rivals of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif tried to remove him from political scenario of the country but failed miserably. The minister said accountability of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leadership was carried out several times in the past and he came out vindicated. He said Imran Khan had failed to bring the number of people as claimed by him. Saad Rafique said why Imran Khan staged a drama in the Capital if he was only interested in holding a public gathering. He lamented that Chief Minister KPK Pervez Khattak in his address used foul language. He said that it was goodwill gesture of Prime Minister to allow PTI to form government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) for healthy political competition. He alleged that the CM KPK was misusing his authority and tried to create divisions between Pakhtuns and Punjabis. The minister said a convoy of Pervez Khattak was stopped by a small contingent of Punjab police and FC, adding that all precautionary measures were taken to ensure safety of protesters. He said PTI was conspiring against democracy, but this was foiled due to effective strategy of the government. He said Imran Khan committed contempt of court by discussing Panama Papers as it was subjudice. “Judiciary is independent and we will not allow anybody to influence the case,” he said.
Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage