Says IK spreads ‘lies, propaganda’
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday, while commenting on a new damning audio leak allegedly featuring Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman and deposed premier Imran Khan, said that it had “totally busted the narrative” whereby the incumbent government was a “product of conspiracy”.
“Imran Niazi wasted five months of the nation by concocting lies and propaganda about his successor government, however, his own audio leaks exposed his fraudulence,” said PM Shehbaz in his address at the foundation-stone laying ceremony of Bara Kahu Bypass project.
Imran Khan “called the politicians as traitors, however, in reality, it was he who betrayed the nation”, added the PM
“Imran’s lies about an ‘imported government’ are in fact a conspiracy against the entire nation,” he said, stressing the need for people to understand the reality.
PM Shehbaz, who recently represented the country at the forums of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the United Nations General Assembly, said the leaders of some friendly countries during the sideline meetings conveyed to him their annoyance over the irresponsible foreign policy of Imran’s government.
“I have taken an oath under the Constitution so I cannot reveal this secret … but some friendly countries personally told me how arrogant he (Imran) had been and that damaged our ties,” PM Shehbaz said. “Moreover, Imran also angered other nations, but it will not be right to go into the details.”
Expressing his commitment to “rebuild” and develop the country, the PM said his government was steadfast in dealing with the immense challenges after the previous government pushed the country to the brink of economic collapse.
PM Shehbaz was briefed on the occasion about the modalities and execution of the Bahara Kahu project. It was highlighted that the Rs6 billion project of 5.4 kilometres had been finalised after a transparent bidding process. The PM directed authorities concerned to ensure completion of the Bypass within four months and also emphasised need to further reduce project costs.
Shehbaz Sharif said the “false narrative” of Imran Khan, declaring the incumbent government a “product of conspiracy,” had been totally shattered after the recent audio leak.
“Imran’s lies about an ‘imported government’ are, in fact, a conspiracy against the entire nation,” he said, stressing the need for people to understand the reality of a liar.
The prime minister said his government was steadfast in dealing with the immense challenges after the previous government pushed the country to the brink of economic collapse.
He expressed his commitment to rebuilding and developing the country that was bearing the brunt of Khan’s tenure in the government.
“Everything became clear after Wednesday’s audio leak,” he said, adding that Imran’s “detestable face” had been revealed to the entire nation.
“Till when will [your] lies survive … I don’t think there can be a more heinous crime,” he commented.
Referring to audio recording in his speech, PM Shehbaz accused Imran of asking his then-principal secretary to “hatch a conspiracy against Pakistan”.
The premier went on to say that he had not seen a “more irresponsible person and a bigger liar” than Imran during his time in politics.
“And this is something that needs to be lamented and calls for introspection,” he said.
After leading the cricket team to win the World Cup and making the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, nobody would have thought of Imran as an “embodiment of lies” that he turned out to be after entering politics, he added.
“He has lied day and night, damaging Pakistan.”
PM Shehbaz went on to say the entire nation was “ashamed” because of Imran lies about a foreign conspiracy to oust his government.