Ahsan Iqbal asks Imran to ‘mortgage 300-kanal palace’ to pay off debts

Observer Report

The PML-N secretary-general Ahsan Iqbal, on Wednesday, said that the PTI-led government has “not laid a brick” despite taking loans worth Rs11 trillion and that it is “mortgaging the country’s assets for more loans.”The PML-N leader, addressing a press conference, said that the PTI government has “brought the country to such a state that talks of mortgaging Islamabad Club and F-9 Park have been underway.”

“If Imran Khan feels such pain for the nation, then why doesn’t he mortgage his 300-Kanal palace?” Ahsan Iqbal asked as he slammed the premier.

Meanwhile, speaking about the Senate elections, he said that if the ruling party is left alone, then it could “tamper” with the Constitution and revoke the 18th amendment through a two-third majority.The PML-N leader said that his party will contest the upcoming Senate elections to deter the PTI from obtaining a two-third majority in the parliament.

“They [PTI] can take the country towards a presidential system,” he said. “We will take part in the Senate [elections] as the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s central point is to stop the government’s conspiracies.” He said that the PDM had obtained success in its endeavours against the government, alleging that the prime minister’s panicked state was proof of that. Iqbal warned that a “decisive long march” will sweep away the government when the time comes.

“Every minister of the PTI is involved in the worse form of corruption,” he said. “Be it the sugar, wheat or utility store corporation. Each minister, on the one hand, talks about honesty and on the other hand, is busy looting the country.” The former interior minister said that NAB was a “one-eyed body”, adding that it was looking the other way when it came to the ruling party’s corruption.

Iqbal rubbished a minister’s claims that he had embezzled Rs70bn from CPEC projects, adding that whatever money that contractors had received from Chinese companies, had been paid directly to the contractors.


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