Imran’s chapter in Pakistani politics stands closed: Ghani

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Sindh Labour and Human Resources’ Minister, Saeed Ghani, has said that Imran Khan’s chapter in Pakistani politics stands closed as the former PM has to face embarrassment in all the forthcoming elections in the country.

Talking to media persons after attending a seminar on Monday, the Sindh Labour Minister said that Imran Khan should be considered as a former chapter of Pakistani politics. “It is possible that the evil and mayhem caused by him (Imran Khan) would continue to live for another few years,” he said. He said that Imran Khan wouldn’t accept his defeat in all the next elections in the country. He said the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was not going to stage a comeback in the next six months. “He (Imran Khan) should first dare to come outside Peshawar for reaching Bani Gala,” he said.

Ghani said the former PM lacked the courage of crossing the border of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for visiting any other province.  He said the former PM should hold public meetings in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan as he had held recent Jalsa in Charsadda and Mardan.  He advised the PTI Chairman that he (Imran Khan) should invite his own children who had been living outside the country to attend the protest sit-ins of his party.  He predicted that Imran Khan would never come back to Islamabad in absence of the orders of the Supreme Court against his arrest.

Ghani said the present government had undone the amendments to the election laws introduced by the previous regime of PTI with mala fide intentions. “Now all the political parties in the country are ready for elections but the polls couldn’t be held at the whim of Imran Khan as the same would only be held when all the parties, which are part of the present ruling coalition make such a decision,” he said.  To a question, the Sindh Labour Minister said that after tabling the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan the former PM had sent the message to the then Opposition political parties that he would dissolve the National Assembly for holding the next general elections in the country if the no-trust move against him was withdrawn.

He recalled the statement of the Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, at that time that Imran Khan had been left with only two options as either he should resign or face the no-confidence motion.He acknowledged that inflation would increase due to the hike in the petroleum prices but the present government had been left with no option but to increase the petrol price.