Opposition criticized PM over establishing investigative commission
ISLAMABAD: Opposition leaders sarcastically criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement of establishing commission to investigate corruption for the previous governments’ loans taken.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb titled the announcement as a tactic to threaten opposition leaders.
PML-N leaders responded to this measure by saying that the high-level commission should also be formed for ‘inspecting the mental health of our Prime Minister’.
“Premier would have to answer to the public about introducing the hostile-to-public budget and having a deal with the IMF. Government can form not one but 10 commissions as they have record of every single penny spent,” Maryam Aurangzeb said.
“PM Imran Khan should also hold his PTI government accountable for Rs5000 billion,” Miftah Ismail said.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah said, “PM Imran Khan did a speech in the darkness of the night and he is incapable of facing the public in the broad daylight, which is chanting ‘Go Niazi Go’. If the prime minister is serious about eradicating corruption then he should focus on Aleema Khan, Jahangir Tareen, and Pervez Khattak.”
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto reacted to the PM’s address, saying: “PM’s panicked midnight address to the nation. Fearing he’ll be unable to pass PTIMF budget and his government will fall”.
“Coercion will not work. No one with a conscience could vote to increase taxes, inflation and unemployment, this budget is economic suicide we cannot let it pass,” Bilawal added.