ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday strongly condemned the firing by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on the camp office of PML-N MPA Bilal Tarar from Gujranwala.
In a statement, the minister said that attempt on the life of the MPA was made on the orders of Imran Khan, but luckily Bilal Tarar was safe.
Those who ruined the national economy, now had started killing their political opponents, she remarked. Castigating former PM, she said Imran who was begging for the security of the Prime Minister for himself, was trying to kill his opponents.
“The hearts of those who set fire to Islamabad are burning in the fire of political revenge”, she said adding that now the PTI had moved from “Gaali” to “Goli” as Imran Khan had taken the path of terrorism facing humiliation at chaotic march last night.
The people of Pakistan had buried the politics of chaos and anarchy by those elements who committed economic terrorism, she added. Expressing solidarity with Bilal Tarar and his family she said that the police should arrest terrorists at the earliest and bring them to justice.
She advised Imran to shun the negative thinking of elimination of political opponents, and seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty for his crimes against the country and the people.
Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting on Thursday said Imran’s six-day ultimatum to the government for announcement of the fresh election’s date reflected his grief over the “failed politics”.
Talking to the media persons outside the Parliament House, she said the government would announce the date of fresh election in consultation with its allies, and after completing its constitutional term.
She believed that Imran Khan would never come to Islamabad with a long march again.
Marriyum said the people had rejected the politics of “chaos and anarchy” by staying away from the “bloody march” which was a “flop show”. The masses had told Imran that they would only support the politics of progress and prosperity.
She said the people recognized the faces of those who left empty hand after giving a sit-in in Islamabad in 2014. The masses had seen the difference between the politics of development and degeneration on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was working tirelessly to uplift the country, revive economy and provide relief to the masses, she remarked.
The minister said Imran Khan orchestrated the entire drama of long march for sabotaging the government’s talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He disregarded the apex court’s decision by calling upon his workers from the container to reach the D-Chowk Islamabad.
The policemen were killed after the PTI “goons” attacked the police vans, she noted. She said Imran had to abandon his long march when he saw it had managed to gather only a small number of people near the D-Chowk.
The minister took a dig at Imran for abandoning his people to get a nap at his residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad.