ISLAMABAD: With all major political parties already up in arms against each other, their leaders continue to ignite the situation by levelling allegations and counter-allegations to demean their rivals in a bid to rejuvenate their dormant supporters and workers.
Scathingly criticising the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in reaction to their show of strength in Karachi and Lahore respectively, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PML-N) heavyweight and National Assembly Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday Imran Khan had launched his political journey “from the house of Jews” and Altaf Hussain had turned the MQM into “a party for rent”.
In a jab at Imran at a public rally in Rawalpindi, Nisar questioned how a man could bring about a revolution when he started his politics from the house of Jews. Nisar said the PTI chairman had started its political journey from the offices of spy agencies.
Separately, addressing a press conference in Islamabad in the evening, Nisar said the nation was aware of MQM’s flip-flops and opportunism. “Until recently, Altaf Hussain was demanding the resignation of President (Asif Ali) Zardari when his party developed differences with the PPP over the Kashmir election issue… now they are holding rallies to protect Zardari,” he said. Altaf Hussain had rented out his party, he added.
Responding to a question, Nisar said the PML-N was ready to open a dialogue with all political parties of the country, including the PTI, to save the country. He said his party would expand the “Go Zardari Go” movement to every nook and cranny of the country in coming months and the final destination of the PML-N’s protest movement would be Islamabad, from where President Zardari was ruling the country. – PT