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Pakistan opposition calls Imran govt incompetent, corrupt

ANI/Malakand (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Filed on January 12, 2021
A police vehicle is parked on a road covered with stones thrown by protesters in Karachi following the killings of coal miners in an attack in the Mach area of Bolan district. — Reuters

PDM leaders vow to work collectively to bring an end to Imran Khan's regime

During an anti-government rally at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders lashed out at the Imran Khan-led government, calling it ‘incompetent and corrupt’.

Speaking of the problems the country’s middle-class and poor segments were facing, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that Pakistan’s inflation was the highest in the entire Asian region, adding that Imran Khan’s entire team consists of corrupt individuals, Geo News reported.

“They snatched jobs and destroyed homes. There’s corruption in the sewing machine of (PM Imran Khan’s sister) Aleema Khan; there’s corruption in the Billion Tree Tsunami project; there’s corruption everywhere,” he said.

The PPP leader also slammed the premier for calling the protesting Hazara families of the Machh massacre victims as ‘blackmailers’.

“What kind of justice is this? Instead of going to the victims, the prime minister called them to him,” he remarked.

He also vowed to collectively work to bring an end to PM Imran Khan’s regime.

PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in his address stressed that the ‘flood of people’ would wash the incompetent rulers from Pakistan.

“The nation will take back what it entrusted to them... This government has unjustly robbed the nation... It has to do with an illegitimate ruler who has stolen votes,” he said.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter chief Amir Muqam said that Imran Khan is the “synonym of lies and hypocrisy” who shifts the blame of his incompetence to opposition leaders.

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal are among major leaders who have said that they will send the Imran-led government packing and have organised several PDM rallies including those in Peshawar, Gujranwala, Karachi, Quetta, Multan and Lahore since October 16.

The PDM has demanded the resignation of Imran Khan by January 31.

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