Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb Monday fired a broadside at PTI chief Imran Khan, saying that he had now given up the foreign conspiracy narrative after playing havoc with the national interests.
In her reaction to Imran Khan’s interview with the Financial Times, Aurangzeb said the former prime minister could not be pardoned after retracting from his narrative and that he will be held accountable.
The minister said that on the basis of this narrative, chaos and lies were spread throughout the country and now a simple withdrawal was not enough.
“After terming the parliament, the Pakistan Army, and the national institutions as traitors, he can’t be let off just by saying it’s behind me and it’s over,” the PML-N leader added.
The PTI head forced people in constitutional positions to violate the Constitution for the sake of his concocted story, she remarked.
Khan, she said, had no other option but to surrender his fake rhetoric of the conspiracy, imported government and regime change. “Imran Khan put Pakistan’s interests in grave danger for the lust for power,” she added.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman said that Khan should not try to withdraw his US conspiracy narrative now as this was a matter concerning national security.
Taking to Twitter, Rehman said that Khan’s U-turn is “unacceptable”. She added the former prime minister, after causing diplomatic damage to Pakistan, is saying that he will not b on this narrative. Sherry Rehman termed Imran’s recent claims as the “mother of all U-turns”. “Today is a question mark for all those who believed what Imran said.”
“After destroying the country with his lies, Imran is now telling everyone to forget the US conspiracy narrative,” she said. “Does Imran think his supporters are sheep and goats?”
“Imran played a dirty game with national interests in his lust for power. He pulled off tricks and put the country and its people at stake. After teaching lies to the nation, Imran now says that the US conspiracy is over.”
She questioned how Imran could tell everyone to leave the US conspiracy narrative behind when he had kept appealing to the Supreme Court to take notice of it.