PM Shehbaz fires counter-questions to PTI chief

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: In a counter move, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has demanded answer to his questions from former premier and PTI Chairman Imran Khan who had put his queries to PM Shehbaz yesterday.

Taking to his Twitter handle on Tuesday, the prime minister lashed out at the PTI chairman saying that he has no doubt that Imran’s politics is defined by blatant lies, untruths, U-turns, and vicious attacks on institutions.

PM Shehbaz castigated Imran Khan accusing him of bending the judiciary to his whims and behaving as if rules don’t apply to him.

The PM tweeted: “I have no doubt that your politics is defined by blatant lies, untruths, U-turns, and vicious attacks on institutions. Bending the judiciary to your whims and behaving as if rules don’t apply to you. What I said about you in my tweet is established by facts over the past few years. 

“Here are my counter-questions to you:

“One, maligning Pakistan Army as an institution is a recurring pattern in your politics after your ouster from power. Did you not resort to constant mud-slinging of the leadership of the army & intelligence agency much before the Wazirabad attack?

“Two, what legal route did you adopt other than hurling threats & making baseless allegations almost on a daily basis? You refused the offer of cooperation from the federal government & boycotted the legal proceedings. You were never interested in finding the truth about the attack but used the condemnable incident for petty political objectives.

“Three, at whose behest was the savaging social media campaign against the martyrs of the armed forces launched after the helicopter crash? Which party did the troll brigade belong to that mocked the martyrs, which was a new low and unimaginable in our politics and culture? With these subversive/treacherous acts on your part, do we need an enemy?

“Four, who has used religion for political purposes by describing the political agitation in religious terms, a cunning & self-serving attempt at exposing political opponents to violence at the hands of your supporters? Did your party leaders not condone, justify & even celebrate the incident of harassment & intimidation of an official delegation including a female minister in the courtyard of our beloved Prophet’s Mosque (PBUH) by disregarding all norms of reverence & devoutness?

“Let this be abundantly clear that you, as former prime minister, currently on trial for corruption, are claiming legitimacy to overturn the legal and political system.

“As for your assertion of Pakistan becoming a ‘jungle’, I advise you not to go there, for the facts are often bitter and disastrous. Let us keep this for another day.”