ABBOTABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan is addressing the party’s rally in the city as the ousted prime minister seeks to pile pressure on the government ahead of his Islamabad march.
The PTI chairman has held a series of jalsas in different cities, including Karachi, Mianwali, Lahore, and Peshawar, as he rallies his party workers and leaders against the government.
In his address, the PTI chairman reiterated US Under Secretary Donald Lu told Pakistan’s ambassador that if Khan were to be removed from the prime minister’s office, then “everything will be forgiven”.
“He said that if [I] am not removed, then Pakistan will face grave consequences,” the PTI chairman told his party workers, adding that following this, a “conspiracy” was launched to remove him from office.
The PTI chairman said when “cherry blossom” was placed as the prime minister, the nation “rose” against that government.
Taking a jibe at PML-N chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Khan said that he was of the view that his party would take up a ministry related to education.
“But [his party] took up the ministry of communications which develops streets and highways — and through it, they will make [illicit] money,” Khan said, as he referred to Maulana Asad Mehmood, who is Fazl’s son and the minister of communications.
The ex-prime minister lashed out at the government and said the federal cabinet — comprised of “convicts” — would visit London to meet a “coward” — PML-N Nawaz Sharif.
“Nawaz Sharif is a coward and a thief who flees abroad whenever he gets the chance to,” Khan said, as the prime minister, cabinet members, and PML-N leaders are set to leave for London, with sources saying that “a big decision” is on the cards.
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