Pak Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif Accuses Imran Khan Of Taking Country Into “Bloodshed”
Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Sunday accused Pakistani leader Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan of bringing Pakistan to bloodshed and chaos, adding that the former prime minister should stop calling military help and do politics alone like no one else. will help him now, The News International reported.
Asif made these statements while speaking during a press conference at his residence in Sialkot, Pakistan.
The News International report further cites Asif as saying that PTI has a background of councils that it has rejected, and is now asking organizations to facilitate their negotiations with the government.
He said that Khan made baseless accusations and accusations against President Asif Ali Zardari like Zardari wanted to kill Khan. As a result, Pakistani politics fear bloodshed and at that point, if anything happens, Khan will be held accountable, the report states.
He also further mentioned that leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party had died in the war on terror, as he cited the assassinations of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. He also mentioned that by accusing Asif Zardari of wanting him dead, Imran changed his stance again, which could bring more chaos to an already besieged country.
Asif also accused Khan of being responsible for the country’s economic downturn. He said that all the cards Khan played were useless. “Khan used to blame the US for overthrowing his government, but now he’s accusing Acting Minister Mohsin Naqvi of doing so. This is a clear contradiction in words and actions. of Khan,” the report quoted him as adding.
The minister said PTI had sought to dissolve the Punjab Council and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Imran himself had said he did not want to sit with thieves and bandits. He then said members of his party would withdraw their resignations from Parliament, the minister announced in the report.
The report quoted him as saying that when PTI’s resignation began to be accepted, Imran Khan said: “We will return to the council”.
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