ISLAMABAD: Fawad Chaudhry, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said that rumours about ‘behind-the-scenes’ ties between former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan were not true.
In a statement released on Sunday, the former minister of information said that PTI Chairman Imran’s view of the political situation in the country is very clear and direct. “No group or elite has the right to say what will happen to the country in the future. “Let the people decide.”
He said that the party would not take part in any secret or public negotiations until the date of the general elections was made public. “Instead of making up fake news, the election date should be thought about and made public,” he said, without naming any group or political party.
Fawad Chaudhry also said that PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif or any of his representatives were not in touch or meeting behind the scenes because there was no need. “All of these stories are just guesses that have nothing to do with the truth,” he said.
On Saturday, the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb, and the Federal Minister for Climate Change, Sherry Rehman, criticised the PTI chief, saying that he was too busy keeping his story alive to help save and feed flood victims across the country.
Marriyum said that half of the country is under water, but the former prime minister is stuck under his own pride. She said that Imran used “false politics” to keep from being accused of stealing money.
Pakistan is having a lot of trouble right now because of floods. In the past few weeks, record monsoon rains and flash floods have killed over 1,200 people and hurt over 6,000 others. In the disaster, nearly 400 children also died. Moreover, 33 million people have been rendered homeless.